Joshua Pearl' 19 learned about the therapeutics of music in the hardest possible way: He was afflicted with an autoimmune disease that caused him severe pain. He turned to the piano as a form of treatment, and it helped lessen the need for painkillers he had been prescribed. Recognizing that music could do for others what it did for him, Pearl became a music therapist.
Jasmine Libert '18 will teach English to students in Austria, while Anita Gill MFA '18 will conduct research in Spain.
Pacific's music program is at a crescendo! The Music Department now boasts more than 100 students, up from about 30 a decade ago. With new offerings in music therapy and music education, the Music Department is on tempo for a new era of success.
University's total enrollment continues to increase among both undergraduate and graduate/professional student segments.
A surge in students pursuing music degrees at Pacific University over the past decade is expected to continue this fall.
Writing music gives youth opportunity to create and connect.
Music therapy major Andrea Eitner '17 explores the uses of music therapy in the NICU — and finds a career aspiration.
ABC News explores the power of music therapy. Pacific offers one of only five accredited music therapy programs on the West Coast.
Licensure will help grow profession, expand access to care, says Pacific University Director of Music Therapy Chris Korb.