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New recording console creates unmatched opportunities for Pacific’s aspiring audio engineers
The new console, an award-winning, analog recording device that is used at top studios including Abbey Road and Republic Records, will help Conservatory students master the professional tools they will see and use in their future music careers.
First-of-its-kind mariachi event in Stockton being held in support of students
The first-of-its-kind mariachi festival is happening today, May 19, at Cesar Chaves High School in Stockton, from 5-10 pm to support students.
Tito Talamantes, founder of the mariachi festival, MM Music Education student, Pacific Community Music mariachi instructor, and founder of Mariachi Ocelotlán at Pacific is a visionary educator, Stocktonian, and Pacifican.
Site: Yizkor–In Queens, a Jewish mourning ritual inspires a performance about memory
Site: Yizkor is an interdisciplinary project created collaboratively by Maya Ciarrocchi and Andrew Conklin, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Music Composition and Theory, that documents manifestations of loss through text, video, and music and will be performed May 19, 2023 in Queens, NY.
Class of 2023–You did it!
Congratulations class of 2023! We are brimming with pride and joy for you and your achievements! You will always be a part of the Pacific family.
New professional practice primes students for music industry careers
Students in the Conservatory of Music studying the music industry at University of the Pacific are now running the show—literally.
Our celebrated faculty includes actively performing musicians whose experience provides students with a direct link to life as a professional musician today.
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 Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific prepares tomorrow’s performers, teachers, therapists, composers, scholars and music industry leaders.
job placement rate
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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
"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
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.
Faye Spanos Concert Hall