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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Music in May Concert

The concert is a culmination of three days of fun, yet intense, instruction and practice for aspiring young musicians under the direction of distinguished music faculty.

Music in May

More than 400 high school student musicians will descend on the university's Forest Grove Campus for three days of rehearsals and lessons.

Jasmine Libert '18 and Anita Gill MFA '18, Fulbright recipients

Jasmine Libert '18 will teach English to students in Austria, while Anita Gill MFA '18 will conduct research in Spain.