Rehearse for your career with a major in music performance with an emphasis in vocal, piano or instrumental performance.

Gain a solid academic foundation built upon studies in music theory and analysis, music history and performance opportunities in both classical and jazz idioms. In the Bachelor of Arts in Music: Performance, students spend their time rehearsing and practicing for the many performance opportunities at Pacific University.

 

"I never thought of doing anything other than singing. I don’t have any plans to stop.”

— Samantha Trulock '14

Read Her Story

Pacific University music performance major Samantha Trulock '14

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

 

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Dolores Holzgang ’54 died Sept. 23, 2021, at age 89.

Elburn "Coop" Cooper ’51, died Sept. 5, 2022, at age 98. Cooper grew up in Fargo, N.D

Derek Brown

Derek Brown '98, MAT '99, says leadership "was a powerful idea for me." His career as an educator, policy setter, officer and musician illustrates that.