Crews are responding to a gas leak on Main Street in Forest Grove, between Pacific’s Parking Lot P and Parr Lumber, which may limit access to vehicles parked Lot P, Lot I or on Main Street. pacificu.edu/gasleak
Michael Burch-Pesses is director of bands at Pacific University. He teaches conducting, music education and MIDI technology. His enjoyed a distinguished career as a bandmaster in the U.S. Navy and is conductor of the Oregon Symphonic Band.
Shelly R. Zeiser, MA, MT-BC is an assistant professor of music therapy and the clinical coordinator at Pacific University. She received her MA from the University of Iowa and BM from University of the Pacific and is pursuing a PhD in Education and Leadership from Pacific University. Prior to working at Pacific, she served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Samuel Barbara directs the Concert Choir at Pacific University. He is the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, where he conducts the chamber and concert choirs, teaches applied lessons and class voice.
Elizabeth Caswell earned the Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance summa cum laude from Augustana College (IL), and the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in piano performance and theory pedagogy minor from the University of Iowa.
Rachel Rencher is a freelance flutist in the Portland area. She is the principal flutist for the Vancouver (USA) Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Portland Opera and Portland Chamber Orchestra.
A native of Staten Island, Louis DeMartino is the principal clarinetist of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, as well as the principal clarinetist of the Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestras, and the principal clarinetist of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO.
Christine Korb is an experienced Music Therapy Program Director and has been involved with program development, initiating and implementing program curriculum and strategies, is actively involved with the program assessment process and collaborates with community professionals as she increases the numbers of music therapists practicing and employed nationwide.