Music Department

Department

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 also welcome students who may have other academic interest but want to continue to embrace their musical abilities. Talent scholarships in music are open to all undergraduate students, regardless of major/minor, and our many ensembles also are open to students outside of the Music Department.

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.

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Chamber Singers A Jubilant Day screenshot

The Pacific University Chamber Singers got together — virtually — over the summer to perform A Jubilant Day

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Professor William Todd Schultz teaches psychology at Pacific University and has an interest in what makes creative people tick. He has created a playlist which emanates emotional honesty and a level of mild melancholy with moments of hope that some have perhaps been feeling throughout this pandemic.

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Aaron Greer teaches anthropology at Pacific University and has given a couple of PUB Night lectures with the Alumni Association. He teaches a course in Pop culture at Pacific and is known to have quite the passion for music, often referencing his vast collection in class. Check out his playlist to pass the time while you shelter-in-place.

Upcoming Events

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5:15 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
Online