Second Grammy Award for Conservatory's Eric Dudley
Professor of voice Eric Dudley won a Grammy Award as part of the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. He performs as singer, synth player and conductor on their award-winning album "Rough Magic."
Kalena Bovell conducts University Symphony Orchestra
We are excited to welcome Kalena Bovell as Pacific's guest conductor-in-residence Feb. 5–10. A 2024 Sphinx Medal of Excellence awardee, she'll conduct Pacific students in works of Mason, Lena Frank and Coleridge-Taylor.
Spring 2024 Lineup at the Conservatory
We present an incredibly diverse spring season which includes recitals with many of conservatory's newest faculty stars. Our students and faculty will collaborate with path-setting artists such as Gabriel Lena Frank, Kalena Bovell, Stefon Harris and others.
The Conservatory hosts College Music Society Southwest Conference
We are excited to bring to Pacific campus over 40 participants representing 24 institutions for College Music Society Southwest Conference Feb. 8–9. The schedule includes 30 presenters and 11 Pacific students participating in poster presentations and composition performances.
Gianna Pedregon '24 is selected to JEN's Sisters in Jazz
Congratulations to Pacific Jazz Ambassador Gianna Pedregon ’24 (BM, Jazz Studies) who has been named one of the five 2024 Sisters in Jazz by Jazz Education Network. Gianna will perform with the quintet at the JEN Conference in New Orleans in January 2024.
Pacific Opera Theatre receives national recognition
Pacific Opera Theatre is a winner of National Opera Association's 2022-23 Opera Production Competition for their spring production of Sondheim/Lapine's "Into the Woods." This year the ensemble won the 2nd place in their division; in 2021-22 they won the 1st place; and in 2016-17, they earned the 3rd place.
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"Pacific offers a variety of tools and resources that helped me follow my path. Professors and colleagues are always around us working side-by-side and creating a community that supports us in each of our ventures."
— Kaelin Anamizu ‘24
"I've enjoyed my time at Pacific. Going into classrooms and teaching has been an extremely helpful experience. I'm happy that I got that opportunity early on in college, so I could make sure it was what I wanted to do."
— Logan Adams ’24
"The 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
Academic Advising and Support
Advising in the Conservatory is a personalized mentoring experience through which faculty guide students to explore their musical and intellectual interests, learn the requirements for degree completion and discuss life after graduation.
In the Conservatory, a First Year Faculty Advisor is the first point of contact. A student will have multiple individual meetings beginning at Orientation and continuing throughout the year. Advising activities and support are incorporated through the first year Dean’s Seminar and other courses.
Members of the student’s advising network include Program Directors, Student Support Services Coordinator, Care Managers, and Career Advisors. After the first year, students change to an advisor who is a faculty member closely related to the chosen major.
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.
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