Music was a powerful force as Cody Mills '20 transitioned from military life to civilian life. Now a graduate of Pacific's music therapy program, Mills uses the power of music to help others.
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.
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.
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.
Pacific University's Music Department presents a special concert on Veterans Day featuring the award-winning Oregon Symphonic Band in McCready Hall.
The Pacific University Music Department is proud to present its student ensembles in concert this Fall 2023! Grab your tickets now for our choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in McCready Hall.