We prepare tomorrow's performers, teachers, therapists, composers, scholars and music industry leaders.

Study Music at Pacific

A strong foundation

The conservatory offers 11 imaginative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as music minors. Our courses provide a strong foundation in musicianship; supportive one-to-one instruction in instrumental, jazz, piano and vocal areas; and a broad range of performing ensembles. In class and in our communities, we demonstrate how music is central to economies, cultures and stories.

Relevant experience

Our undergraduates gain experiences typically reserved for graduate students elsewhere. Whether as an operatic or musical theater lead, a member of a jazz combo or a partner in the student-run Pac Ave recording label, our students grow individually as leaders and together as collaborators. If you are interested in a music major, minor or double major, either within the conservatory or in another area of study, we will help you create your path.

Involved faculty

Our faculty includes performers, composers and scholars deeply committed to helping students grow as individuals, citizens and musicians. They are actively involved with the American Bach Soloists, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the San Diego Symphony, and NPR’s Marketplace. Our students often choose Pacific precisely to study with a specific professor.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The goal of the Conservatory's DEI program is to help guide our faculty, staff and students on diversity, equity and inclusion in the arts and in arts education. That includes modifying curricula to reflect the experiences of historically marginalized groups and recommend changes to governance structures, policies and procedures that may create or sustain forms of systemic oppression. Fei-Lin Hsiao is assistant dean for DEI at the conservatory.

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.

For further information, contact NASM:

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