Jennifer Cho becomes an artist in residence
We are excited to welcome Jennifer Cho as our artist in residence in fall 2021. She will work with Pacific students while Dr. Ann Miller takes a temporary leave this fall.
Chanell Crichlow joins Pacific’s Conservatory
Chanell Crichlow will be an Assistant Professor of Practice in Tuba and Euphonium. She is a low brass multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and educator.
Four leading choral conductors join Pacific’s Conservatory for 2021-2022
We are thrilled that our students and communities will get to learn from this incredible team of gifted conductors.
Joseph Mazzaferro is new Associate Director of Jazz Studies
Trumpeter, educator and composer Joseph Mazzaferro has accepted invitation to serve as Associate Professor of Practice in Jazz and Associate Director of Jazz Studies at Pacific.
Dr. Brittany Trotter joins the conservatory faculty
We are excited to announce that prize-winning flutist Dr. Brittany Trotter will join the conservatory faculty this fall as assistant professor of practice in flute.
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.
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.
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of conservatory students identify as BIPOC
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
"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.