Pacific University's music festival, Music in May, has been canceled due to health concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19. This is the first cancelation in more than 70 years, but it just makes us more determined to make next year's festival that much better. Read Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses full message on the Music in May webpage.

Pacific University's annual Music in May festival, a three-day gathering that annually draws more than 500 participants from across the Pacific Northwest, concludes with a grand finale concert featuring those performing in band, choral and orchestra ensembles. The students perform on Saturday, May 23 at 3 p.m. in the Stoller Center gymnasium on the north side of campus. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. Online ticket sales will be set up shortly.

The 2020 concert resumes the tradition of bringing a trio of distinguished guest conductors from throughout the country to instruct and inspire the festival participants to learn and perform a robust selection of challenging music literature.

This year's three guest conductors are Dr. Rebecca MacLeod from the University of North Carolina Greensboro (orchestra), Dr. Nicole Lamartine from the University of Wyoming (choir), and Dr. Emily Threinen from the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis-Saint Paul (band).

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