Congratulations to Pacific Jazz Ambassador, Tal Kalman '22
We are excited to announce that Jazz Studies Student Tal Kalman is a winner of the 2022 DownBeat Student Music Award in the Undergraduate College Outstanding Performances category.
Pacific Music Business Conference 2022
Join the Conservatory on April 22 for Pacific Music Business Conference 2022. A special guest panel will speak about employment in the Music Business and a virtual masterclass with Daniel Tashian, Grammy winning producer and songwriter of the hit albums by Kacey Musgraves.
Professor Emeritus Keith Hatschek - Book talk and signing of The Real Ambassadors
Conservatory of Music Professor Emeritus Keith Hatschek to return to campus on April 5, 2022 at noon to 1 p.m. digital wall in William Knox Holt Memorial Library for book talk and signing of his latest release, The Real Ambassadors. Event is free and open to public.
Associate Professor Benom Plumb's song included in new VR game for Oculus/PlayStation
"Drums Rock," a new VR video game for Oculus/PlayStation will feature Music Industry Studies Associate Professor Benom Plumb's song, "Ruski Bruski."
Video game audio is just one example how students are prepared for a career in the music industry.
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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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.