Philip Ewell's Residency at Pacific
Dr. Philip Ewell will serve as the Conservatory’s Virtual Scholar in Residence for 2020–21. He will give six virtual talks on “Confronting Racism and Sexism in American Music Theory.”
Record donations for music programs
In 2019-20, the Conservatory received a record-breaking $2.2 million in charitable gifts, 90 percent of which are dedicated to student access and success.
Scott Liggett '70 appointed to Pacific's Board of Regents
Conservatory alumnus Scott Liggett ’70, has accepted an invitation to join Pacific’s Board of Regents, the university’s highest governing body. He has extensive experience in the music industry as a musician, composer, producer and executive. Among many awards and accolades, he's recipient of an Emmy Award and Pacific's Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Service.
The Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific prepares tomorrow’s performers, teachers, therapists, composers, scholars and music industry leaders.
job placement rate
for Music Education graduates
of conservatory students identify as BIPOC
Students craft their future by exploring musical traditions and an ever-expanding range of repertoires and styles.
Our celebrated faculty includes actively performing musicians whose experience provides students with a direct link to life as a professional musician today.
"I chose Pacific because the music business program was unique and it was exactly the degree I was looking for. I love the small class sizes in the conservatory and I have made good connections with my professors."
—Ailey Butler ’22
"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 fully immersive nature of the conservatory, as well as the sense of community, is more than I could have ever hoped for."
—Maya Balachandran ’22
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