Music in May

Music in May is back for 2022!   


No applications accepted after March 17, 2022

After a two year hiatus, we are excited to announce that Music in May is back for 2022! While we will follow COVID restrictions, we expect to have a robust festival. We look forward to hosting you for an amazing weekend of music and fun. Please find current campus guest vaccination requirements at:

Music in May is one of the longest running high school music festivals in the United States.

Music in May was founded in 1948 at Pacific University by Richard A. Greenfield to encourage the development of string music in the public schools of the Pacific Northwest. Band and choir were added at the suggestion of high school music directors, who saw in the festival a means of recognizing students whose service to their particular schools was especially noteworthy.

Each year the number of nominees for places at Music in May far exceeds the number who can be accepted. Housing limitations and the natural requirements of each ensemble result in over 500 participants each year, approximately 300 in the choir, 170 in the band, and 80 in the orchestra.

Participants' achievements in three days, under distinguished guest conductors culminating in the Saturday afternoon concert, represent not only their own efforts, but those of approximately 170 high school directors who have developed their students’ talents and recommended them for Music in May.

Music in May 2022

May 26-28, 2022
Pacific University | Forest Grove, OR

Final Concert
May 28, 2022 at 3 p.m. in the Stoller Center

Students should fill out the Student Interest Form and provide it to their music director. Directors, please fill out the Skill Assessment and Referral Form to complete the student's application.

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Music in May | 503-352-2198

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116