Music

Major, Minor

Immerse yourself in a rigorous bachelor’s degree program (or minor) to become a skillful musical performer, scholar or educator.

Gain a solid academic foundation built upon studies in music theory and analysis, music history and performance opportunities in both classical and jazz idioms. Receive individualized performance instruction with faculty members and adjunct instructors. Perform in a wide range of ensembles and enjoy award-winning facilities — including a 400-seat recital hall, a piano lab with Kawai electronic units, a Mac-based MIDI lab, practice rooms with pianos, a percussion studio and rehearsal space that replicates the recital hall. Travel with performance groups to major cities in the U.S. and abroad and apply for music scholarships that are available to all students, not just music majors or minors.

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Elijah Pine ’21
When Elijah Pine ’21 first visited Pacific University, he was one of hundreds of high school students attending the yearly Music in May festival. The experience shaped his life in ways he could not have imagined.
70th Anniversary Music in May 2018
Music in May, one of the longest running high school music festivals in the country, will celebrate its 70th anniversary May 24-26 at Pacific University.
Dr. Dijana Ihas holding instrument.
The Pacific University String Project has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding String Project of the Year Award by the American String Teachers Association and the National String Project Consortium.