COVID-19 Information

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing with all of our Music Education Project classes and private lessons in Fall 2021! We will be teaching classes via Zoom and students will have access to instructional and tutorial videos for practicing in between classes.

The Music Education Project

Pacific University's Music Education Project is an after-school music education program that offers high-quality, yet affordable, instruction to students ages 5 to 18 while at the same time provides an opportunity for undergraduate students who are planning to become music teachers to gain teaching skills under close supervision under university faculty.

This program offers private lessons and learning opportunities in small and large ensembles on all string instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass), wind instruments, brass instruments, percussion, and instruction in voice and choir. 

The Music Education Project also offers supplemental instruction in music theory and solfege, music appreciation, and chamber ensembles. We also offer classes for adults on string instruments. Teachers in the program are trained music education undergraduate students who work under the close supervision of highly-qualified and experienced music faculty.

String Project

Since 2012, the nationally-recognized Pacific University String Project has provided elementary, middle, and high-school students as well as adults with high quality and affordable instruction on string instruments, including the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The program offers group and various levels of orchestra classes, as well as private lessons. Each semester, students are afforded opportunities to perform in public in group settings and solo recitals. Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced university faculty and undergraduate students, teachers-in-preparation, who work under the close supervision of faculty.

Schedule & Registration  

Band Project

The Pacific University Band Project provides high quality and affordable music instruction for beginning and intermediate woodwind, brass, and percussion players, including flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone horn, and percussion. The program offers small and large ensembles as well as private lessons. Each semester, students are afforded opportunities to perform in public in group settings and solo recitals. Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced university faculty and undergraduate students, teachers-in-preparation, who work under the close supervision of faculty.  

Schedule & Registration  

Choir Project

The Pacific University Choir Project provides high quality and affordable music instruction for beginning and intermediate vocalists, including students as young as kindergartners. The program offers choirs of various levels as well as private lessons. Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced university faculty and undergraduate students, teachers-in-preparation, who work under the close supervision of faculty.  

Schedule & Registration  

Contact Us

Dr. Dijana Ihas, PhD | Program Director/Master Teacher
dihas@pacificu.edu

Caitlin Burgin | Administrative Assistant
burg1831@pacificu.edu