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Join us for spring 2023 events
Join us for an extraordinary lineup of special guest artists, masterclasses, and concerts for our community to enjoy.
Pacific Opera Theatre presents Into The Woods
Pacific Conservatory students will perform the critically acclaimed and much beloved production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods on March 30–April 2, 2023.
Alumnus and Brubeck Fellow, Glenn Zaleski, to perform with the Pacific Jazz Ensemble
The New York Times calls Zaleski, "An excellent young pianist notable for both his harmonic insight and his rhythmic composure..." Join us on April 5 for this extraordinary performance.
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.
Grammy award winner part of Conservatory’s exceptional spring schedule
Grammy award-winning recording engineer Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound studio will join University of the Pacific in April as an artist-in-residence, part of a rich lineup of artists and performances planned for the spring semester.
Spring Calendar of Events
2023 Commencement Events
Pacific will celebrate the Class of 2023 with an All-university Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 9 am on Knoles Lawn. Conservatory of Music's diploma and hooding will be held at 11:30 am in Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
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