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Giovanni Santos will join the Pacific Wind Band concert
Join the Pacific Bands in an evening of music that will feature the world premiere of Chávez, 1927 by composer-in-residence Giovanni Santos. The work honors the life of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez. Poetry by Professor Martin Camps, Director of Latin American Studies, will also be featured.
Pacific Prism 2022
A breathlessly fast-paced concert demonstrating the range and imagination of Pacific’s nationally recognized Conservatory of Music, featuring conservatory students and faculty. Expect the unexpected! Registration is required for this Pacific Homecoming event and closes on October 3, 2022.
Music industry majors land coveted positions
Pacific is the first university in Northern California to offer such a program and remains one of the few to provide hands-on training that will be amplified with a new professional practice initiative this semester.
Faculty Recital Series showcases talents of conservatory faculty
Join us for Pacific's Conservatory Faculty Recital concert series featuring faculty who are accomplished performers involved in renowned music organizations, programs and events in the United States and abroad.
World-class chamber music performances on campus
Three world class chamber music ensembles will play on campus this fall. Canada’s most distinguished musicians, Adaskin String Trio, the world’s most renowned string quartets, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, and internationally recognized Trio Zimbalist.
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.