Honoring faculty's legacy
Several members of the faculty at the Conservatory of Music are celebrating this spring significant years-of-services anniversaries or are retiring after many years of bestowing their knowledge and passion for music to generations of the conservatory students.
Inaugural Lynelle F. Wiens Resident Artist
Internationally renowned mezzo soprano and Pacific alumna Irene Roberts ’06 will be Pacific's inaugural Lynelle F. Wiens Artist in Residence in April 2021.
Philip Ewell's Residency at Pacific
Dr. Philip Ewell will serve as the Conservatory’s Virtual Scholar in Residence for 2020–21. He will give six virtual talks on “Confronting Racism and Sexism in the Music Academy.”
Opera Theatre Artist in Residence
Conservatory of Music welcomes Ann Baltz as our spring 2021 opera artist-in-residence. Recognized as a master opera practitioner and one of the leading opera educators in America, Baltz will work with Pacific Opera Theatre students during the spring semester on an opera pastiche film focused on homelessness.
Record donations for music programs
In 2019-20, the Conservatory received a record-breaking $2.2 million in charitable gifts, 90 percent of which are dedicated to student access and success.
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
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of conservatory students identify as BIPOC
"I chose Pacific because the music business program was unique and it was exactly the degree I was looking for. I love the small class sizes in the conservatory and I have made good connections with my professors."
—Ailey Butler ’22
"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 fully immersive nature of the conservatory, as well as the sense of community, is more than I could have ever hoped for."
—Maya Balachandran ’22
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