Embark on your career to teach music through Pacific University's Bachelor of Music Education (BME) + teaching license degree program.

Pacific University’s Bachelor of Music Education + teaching license program is designed for students whose professional goal is teaching music in Pre-K-12 educational settings and those who aspire to make a difference in students’ lives through sharing their passion for music. Earning a professional degree within a liberal arts context provides students with knowledge, skills, and competencies inherent to the music teaching profession, while at the same time allowing them to grow into well-rounded citizens through the rich, liberal arts based curriculum.

Teaching Licensure in Four Years

Designed to prepare music educators in all areas of specializations, Pacific's Bachelor of Music Education program prepares students to successfully gain an Oregon Preliminary Teaching License

Music Training & Performance

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.

 

Pacific University offers Music Talent Scholarships for incoming students — whether they plan to major in music or anything else! Submit your application and audition materials for the chance to earn $2,000 to $7,000 per year in scholarships! Apply for a Music Scholarship

Faculty

Pacific University’s Department of Music faculty is among the most active professionals at state, regional, national, and international levels. This provides students with on-going opportunities to attend, present, and perform at state, regional, and national conferences, and this provides students with a wide-range of networking opportunities.

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Sammie Calkins '22

"Sammie's enduring passion for musical theatre and her dedication to hard work with musicians, actors, and stage crew makes her a perfect candidate for this award," said Professor Dijana Ihas.

Melvin “Mel” Ashwill ’48 died Sept. 24, 2020, at age 98.

Pacific students singing in choir

A new memorial scholarship will provide financial support to continuing undergraduates and graduate students who are studying to become choral music educators.