The Pacific University Music Department welcomes music lovers of all kinds.

We offer majors and minors in four different areas, encouraging students to pursue their passion for music on the way to careers in performance, education, and healthcare. Study music, music performance, music education, and music therapy at Pacific.

We value the role that music plays in the world, both in and out of the career realm. That’s why we are also committed to advancing musical education at the K-12 level. The Pacific University String Project — where collegiate music students teach string instruments to K-12 students — has been named best in the nation, and our high school music festival, Music in May, is one of the longest running in the country.

The Pacific University Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices.

Music Scholarships

The Music Department welcomes students who want to pursue music as a college degree as well as those with other academic interests who want to continue to embrace their musical abilities. 

Music scholarships of $2,000 to $6,000 a year are available to undergraduate students regardless of major or minor. Auditions for talent scholarships take place each spring. Learn more about music scholarships at Pacific University.

Music Ensembles

Pacific University is home to several music ensembles, and most are open to music students as well as students in other academic disciplines. Learn about our variety of music ensembles.

Upcoming Events

Apr
19
7:30 p.m. | Friday, April 19, 2024
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Apr
27
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, April 27, 2024
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
May
5
3 p.m. | Sunday, May 5, 2024
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

Headlines

An exhibition of vibrant photographs to celebrate the career and retirement of beloved music professor Scott Tuomi. 

Scott Tuomi Conducting Pacific University's Chamber Singers

Pacific's Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Vera Voce and Splendid Audacity groups will present a program to celebrate Black history on Friday, Feb. 23, to kick off the music department's Spring 2024 concert schedule.

Grace Weaver

The Metropolitan Laffont Competition has chosen Grace Weaver, Pacific music instructor, as the winner of the Idaho-Montana District competition. She will be proceeding to the 2024 Regional Competition in Seattle!