Develop a deep understanding of instrumental and vocal pedagogy and competency in choral and instrumental conducting. Become well-versed in music education materials, technology, philosophy, curriculum planning and classroom management.
Music education majors gain a solid academic foundation built upon studies in music theory and analysis, music history and performance opportunities in both classical and jazz idioms. They receive individualized performance instruction with faculty members and adjunct instructors.
They also have the opportunity to perform in a wide range of ensembles and travel with performance groups to major cities in the U.S. and abroad. The major does not lead to an Oregon teaching license, but students can continue in Pacific’s master of arts in teaching program to pursue licensure.
Pacific University has 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.