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03/01/2021: Mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig '14 is the recipient of the inaugural Stephen De Maio Memorial Award for most promising young opera soloists, presented by the Gerda Lissner Foundation. Ludwig is also a graduate ('18) of Academy of Vocal Arts, world's premier institution for training young artists as international opera soloists. Read more
01/28/2021: Larry Groupé’s '79 song “Everybody Cries” from Rod Lurie's movie "The Outpost" received Outstanding Song for an Independent Film at the Hollywood Music and Media Awards. Groupé has also been nominated in the same category at the LA Critics Choice Awards. Read more
7/10/2020: Larry Goupe '79 (BM, Music Composition) has embarked on another journey with director Rod Lurie writing music for his newest film The Outpost inspired by the book written by CNN’s Jake Tapper and starring Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood and Caleb Landry Jones. The movie premiered in July 2020. Read more
6/11/2020: Kevin Erickson ’95 (BM, Music Performance) is among the quarterfinalists for GRAMMY’s Music Educator Award 2021. He is currently band director at J. Frank Dobie High School, Huston; he was also percussion director & arranger for Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. Read more
3/27/2020: The Conservatory of Music is thrilled to announce the appointment of alumnus Vu Nguyen '00 (BM, Music Education) as our next Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands. Read more
2/3/2020: Two Conservatory alumni are among recipients of the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards at Pacific: Art Coleman '81, currently an award winning band director at Cesar Chavez High School, Stockton, and 2004 California Teacher of the Year; and Scott Liggett '71, currently Emmy Award-winning music and audio producer. Read more
12/19/2019: Rosalie Burrell's '10 (BM, Music Composition) music has been performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and more. Recently, her Early Light composition was performed by violinist Zoë Beyers at Ironbridge Power Station, UK, and was featured on BBC News. Read more
11/5/2019: Dr. Edwin Powell '87 was selected for the 2020 class of the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. He is currently Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. Read more
10/25/2019: Nick Vegas '18 (BM, Music Performance, double bass) is one of two bassists selected by audition and interview for a fellowship with the Southbank Sinfonia, London, UK. Nick will play at the Royal Opera House, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
9/26/2019: Samantha Juneman '11 (BM, Music Management) is named one of the Billboard Magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2019. She currently serves as VP of Music Strategy and Tactics for Universal Music Group. Read more
Fall 2019: Kaitlin Bove '08, '12 (BM, MM, Music Education) was appointed as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Pierce College Puyallup. Read more
7/15/2019: Soprano Yelena Dyachek '13 (BM, Music Performance, voice) receives praise for her perfromance as Marie Antoinette in in The Glimmerglass Festival's 2019 production of The Ghosts of Versailles. Read more
2018: Bass-barritone Ted Pickell '14 (BM, Music Performance, voice) is an artist at the San Francisco Opera's prestigious Merola Opera Program, summer 2018.
3/14/2016: Soprano Yelena Dyachek '13 (BM, Music Performance, voice)is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2016, receiving praise from The New York Times, among others. Read more
2015: Bass-barritone Ted Pickell '14 (BM, Music Performance, voice) is a San Diego District winner, as well as the Audience Choice Award winner, of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2015