University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music has been delivering an outstanding music education for more than 135 years. Degree programs are offered in vocal and instrumental performance, composition, jazz, education, management, therapy and history.
Passionate and dedicated faculty artists/scholars provide a rigorous and supportive learning environment. Students have access to a recording studio in addition to technology and composition labs, and draw on the rich artistic and cultural diversity of Northern California.
The nurturing environment at Pacific’s Conservatory of Music includes your fellow students as well. You’ll be stimulated to think in new directions, encouraged to grow and develop your artistic ability and challenged to explore ways to make your mark in the world of music.
When students begin to think about making music the subject of their study at the university level, there is often a very narrow view of the possibilities offered by the music industry. Fortunately, there are many different ways of using one’s passion to craft a career in music that can be rewarding on several levels. Our students teach in K-12 schools in a variety of situations, and have a deep impact on the lives of their students there. Music Therapists can be employed in settings ranging from schools, to hospitals, hospices, mental health facilities, prisons, clinic and private practice. The field is still expanding and the demand for good therapists is robust. Composition students most often pursue graduate studies after Pacific, but their interests go from classical music, to film and television and musical theatre.
These are just a few of the examples of the diverse work being done in the arts by the graduates of the Conservatory of Music. No matter what our graduates choose to do in life, we like to think that we have prepared them to succeed.
CONSERVATORY AREAS OF STUDY
Performance • Composition • Education • Management • Jazz • Therapy • History
University Symphony Orchestra • Concert Band • Symphonic Wind Ensemble • Pep Band • Jazz Ensemble • Pacific Singers • Pacific Opera Theatre • Oriana Choir • Chamber Ensembles • University Chorus • Solo Performance