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.

Headlines

Dance and symphony members

A play about gender shifting spanning centuries, fluid movement from choreographers, and the sounds of jazz, a choir, and “Amazing Grace.” These are just some of the highlights of Pacific University’s 2019 Fall Theatre, Dance and Concert Season.

Frances Clapp

Frances Clapp ’08 — that is, 1908 — was a revered figure from the turn of the last century. She was a skilled pianist who appeared in many musical programs from the era, playing Chopin, Beethoven, Grieg, Rubinstein, Bach and other composers.

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Nov
8
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Nov
10
7:30 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Nov
15
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
Nov
16
2 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
Nov
16
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
Nov
17
2 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
Nov
22
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center