There’s something special about playing in a small group, with each musician fulfilling a distinct, crucial, and clearly audible individual role. Full creative engagement, personal agency, and shared responsibility come to the foreground. It’s challenging, it’s fun, it’s a powerful way to hone craft and musicianship applicable to any setting–and it’s a critical component of most professional musicians’ lives, regardless of genre.
At Pacific, we ensure that every music student accesses these opportunities. Whether you’re interpreting Brahms, improvising a 12-bar blues, or exploring collisions of beats and banjos, you’ll find space and support in our Varied Ensembles Program.