Expand your musical horizons and lay a foundation for future music discovery with a music major or minor.
Gain a solid academic foundation built upon studies in music theory and analysis, music history and performance opportunities in both classical and jazz idioms with a Bachelor of Arts in General Music or a music minor. Receive individualized performance instruction with faculty members and adjunct instructors. Perform in a wide range of ensembles and enjoy award-winning facilities — including a 400-seat recital hall, a piano lab with Kawai electronic units, a Mac-based MIDI lab, practice rooms with pianos, a percussion studio and rehearsal space that replicates the recital hall. Travel with performance groups to major cities in the U.S. and abroad and apply for music scholarships that are available to all students, not just music majors or minors.
Dijana Ihas, an associate professor in the Pacific University Music Department, was honored as Oregon Music Educator of the Year by the Oregon Music Education Association at its annual meeting in January.
The 54-member Pacific University Symphonic Band has created a seven-work concert to celebrate the new year. "Hello 2021!" features performances by various small ensembles from Pacific, as well as one by the full band.
The Pacific University Chamber Singers got together — virtually — over the summer to perform A Jubilant Day