Two students secure professional orchestra seats
Conservatory students Emma Northcutt ’24 and Braydon Ross ’23 out-performed more experienced musicians in the “blind auditions” to the Stockton Symphony.
Eric Dudley conducts Chacon's Voiceless Mass
Conservatory faculty—Eric Dudley, Kyle Bruckmann and Jonathan Latta—are engaged in a California Festival concert featuring San Francisco Bay Area premiere of Raven Chacon's "Voiceless Mass."
Conservatory alumna performs in Tony Award-winning musical
Congratulations to Katie Coleman ’04 who spent several months travelling and performing on stage as music conductor with Tony Award-winning musical "Six." Katie has also performed with other powerhouse productions, including “Hamilton” and “Wicked.”
2023-24 Conservatory view book arrives
2023-24 view book arrived just in time for Pacific's Homecoming and Open House this October. Learn what our students and alumni say about their experience and stories we tell through music— preview at the link below or pick up a copy when you visit us in person.
Pacific's first ensemble librarian
Breanna Daley joins the Conservatory as our first ensemble librarian, a new position intended to further professionalize our operations, help provide faculty and students timely access to assigned ensemble repertoire that is clearly marked and assessed.
We believe the essential stories in music are ones of innovation and connection. Watch this video to learn more about Pacific’s Conservatory of Music and how our students prepare for careers in performance, composition, education, music business and music therapy.
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.
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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.