Composer-in-Residence Viet Cuong
Called “wildly inventive” by The New York Times, Composer-in-Residence Viet Cuong joins us for a week of activities along with recording engineer, Christian Amonson.
Seminar with Alicen Schneider
Join us for the Pacific Music Supervision Seminar with Alicen Schneider, Senior Vice President and Head of Music Creative at Universal Studio Group / NBCUniversal Television.
On October 9, 2021, more than 150 students, faculty, staff and alumni played in two sold-out concerts as part of Pacific Roars Back homecoming weekend.
Conservatory students perform at President's investiture
In October 2021, conservatory students performed at several events celebrating the investiture of Pacific President Christopher Callahan.
Chanell Crichlow joins Pacific’s Conservatory
Chanell Crichlow will be an Assistant Professor of Practice in Tuba and Euphonium. She is a low brass multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and educator.
Our celebrated faculty includes actively performing musicians whose experience provides students with a direct link to life as a professional musician today.
The Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific prepares tomorrow’s performers, teachers, therapists, composers, scholars and music industry leaders.
job placement rate
for Music Education graduates
of conservatory students identify as students of color
Music Industry Studies
"The best part about being a Music Industry Studies major at Pacific is getting to work with the best professors. Because class sizes are small, I am able to get close with all of my professors. I can also make really good industry connections which allow me to get hands-on experience in my field even before graduation."
— June Benoit ‘23
"The campus feels like a home where we can shape our 'noise' and ideas into definable pieces of art. It's a great place to explore new music and see a smiling face around eery corner."
— Cruz Gonzalez ’21
"Conservatory is a fantastic environment for personal and musical growth. The faculty encourage ambitious independent projects that you would not be able to do at other schools. In my very first semester, I was able to create a student and faculty collaborative chamber series with the Assistant Dean of the Conservatory as my advisor."
— Amy Wheeler ’23
Students craft their future by exploring musical traditions and an ever-expanding range of repertoires and styles.
The University of the Pacific is a charter member of the National Association of Schools of Music and has been accredited by NASM since 1928.