The Music Education Project

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing with all of our Music Education Project classes and private lessons in Fall 2020!! We will be teaching classes via Zoom and students will have access to instructional and tutorial videos for practicing in between classes.

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), guitar, 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, double bass, and guitar. The program offers group and 4 levels of orchestra classes as well as private lessons. Each semester, students perform twice in group settings and twice in 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.  

Fall 2020 Schedule: Students' health and safety is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have decided to offer String Project group classes as well as private lessons online. We will conduct our classes via Zoom with students being required to attend a remote class once a week and the choice of attending the second class either via Zoom or watch pre-recorded materials. To ensure the quality of instruction, all String Project classes will be taught once a week by professional string teachers and the second class of the week by our student teachers teaching under the close supervision of professional teachers. Our semester will be shortened by two weeks and we will be offering a 15% discount.  

Beginning Class: We are planning on starting a group of new beginners for the duration of the shorter semester of five weeks (10/26/20-11/18/20). MW 5-5:45pm Fee: $35.00 for five weeks (This class will be taught by Dr. Ihas with the help of student teachers.)

Intermediate Class: This class should be taken by students who were last year in the Beginning Class and who at least play Song of the Wind. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 4-4:50pm Fee: $60.00 for ten weeks (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Tuesdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Thursdays.)

Prelude Orchestra: This class should be taken by students who were last year in the Intermediate Class as well as all other students who are still in Suzuki Books 1 or 2. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 5-5:50pm Fee: $70.00 for ten weeks (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Tuesdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Thursdays.)

Rhapsody Orchestra: This class should be taken by students who were last year in Prelude Orchestra as well as all other students in Suzuki Books 3 and 4. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 4:30-5:20pm Fee: $70.00 for ten weeks (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Thursdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Tuesdays.)

Chamber Orchestra: This class should be taken by students who were last year in the Rhapsody Orchestra as well as all other students who are in Suzuki Book 4 and up. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 5:30-6:20pm Fee: $90.00 for ten weeks (THIS IS AN AUDITION ORCHESTRA AND MATERIALS FOR AUDITION WILL BE SENT OUT IN FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST. VIDEO-RECORDED AUDITIONS WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER.) (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Thursdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Tuesdays.)

Chamber Ensembles: This class is mainly for older students, but younger students who can read music well and would like to play in a group in which they are exposed more like soloists are welcome to take this class. (9/18/20-11/20/20) F 5-5:50pm Fee: $44.00 (Teacher for this class will be arranged soon.)

Camerata Orchestra: This is our highest level class for which students have to pass an audition. (9/14/20-11/16/20) M 4:30-6:30pm Fee: $140.00 (AUDITION MATERIALS WILL BE SENT OUT IN EARLY AUGUST. VIDEO-RECORDED AUDITIONS WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER.) (Mr. Lawless will teach this class with the help of a student teacher.)

Guitar Beginning: This class should be taken by students who have never before played guitar. (9/18/20-11/20/20) F 4-4:50pm Fee: $44.00 (Teacher Theo will be teaching this class.)

Guitar Intermediate: This class should be taken by students who have been playing the guitar for at least one year. (9/14/20-11/16/20) M 6-6:50pm Fee: $50.00 (Teacher Theo will be teaching this class.)

Adult Class (bowed string instruments): (9/18/20-11/20/20) F 6-6:50pm Fee: $44.00 (Teacher for this class will be arranged soon.)

Private Lessons: We encourage all students except those in the Beginning Group to take private lessons with one of our well-trained student teachers. In private lessons, your students will be getting more individualized instruction which will ensure their success. The days and times for private lessons will be arranged between the teacher and the parents/students. Fee: Package of ten 30-min lessons = $100; Package of ten 45-min lessons = $150; Package of ten 60-min lessons = $200

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REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2020.

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 perform twice in group settings and once in 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.  

Fall 2020 Schedule: Students' health and safety is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have decided to offer Band Project group classes as well as private lessons online. We will conduct our classes and private lessons via Zoom. To ensure the quality of instruction, all Band Project group classes will be taught by a professional band teacher and student teachers. Private lessons will be taught by student teachers. Our semester will be shortened by two weeks and we will be offering a 15% discount.

Beginning Lessons: To ensure the quality of instruction for beginning students in Fall 2020, we will be starting band students through 45-minute virtual private lessons. The days and times of the lessons are to be arranged by parents/students and teachers. (9/25/20-11/13/20) Fee: The package of eight 45-min lessons = $75 

Intermediate Band: This class should be taken by students who already have played band instruments for at least one year. (9/25/20-11/13/20) F 4-4:50 (group class), 5-5:50 (small group/private lessons) Fee: $75

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REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2020.

Choir Project

The Pacific University Choir Project provides high quality and affordable music instruction for beginning and intermediate vocalists, including students as young as kindergarteners. 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.  

Fall 2020 Schedule: Students' health and safety is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have decided to offer Choir Project group classes as well as private lessons online. We will conduct our classes and private lessons via Zoom. To ensure the quality of instruction, all Choir Project group classes will be taught by a professional choir teacher and student teachers. Private lessons will be taught by student teachers. Our semester will be shortened by two weeks and we will be offering a 15% discount.  

Elementary Choir: This class should be taken by students attending K-5th grade. (9/28/20-11/16/20) M 4-4:50pm Fee: $45.00

Middle School Choir: This class should be taken by students attending 6th-8th grade. (9/28/20-11/16/20) M 4-4:50pm Fee: $45.00 

High School Choir: This class should be taken by students attending 9th-12th grade. (9/28/20-11/16/20) M 5-5:50pm Fee: $45.00

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CP registration and online payment deadline, as well as the first day of classes, will start on September 28th, 2020.

Please be registered by 3:00 today for our first class so we can get the Zoom link information out prior to class.  Those wishing to join The Choral Project after 3:00 today (September 28) may do so, but will not be able to attend class until next Monday, October 5th.  Registration will officially close at 3:00 Wednesday, September 30th. 

 

Contact Us

Dr. Dijana Ihas, PhD | Program Director/Master Teacher
dihas@pacificu.edu | 514-513-7804