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The Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific prepares tomorrow’s performers, teachers, therapists, composers, scholars and music industry leaders. We believe the essential stories in music are ones of innovation and connection. Students craft their future exploring musical traditions and an ever-expanding range of repertoires and styles. Left: Conservatory students have access to current music recording technology. Nyilah Palmer ’23, Music Industry Studies, uses the recording lab to work on her latest song. Front cover: Noah Gozales ’23, Music Education, double bass

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Pacific’s 2019 production of Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon

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DEGREES AND PROGRAMS The conservatory offers 11 imaginative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as a music minor for undergraduates. Our courses provide a strong foundation in musicianship; supportive one-to-one instruction in instrumental, jazz, piano and voice; and a broad range of performing ensembles. In class and in our communities, we demonstrate how music is central to the world’s many economies, cultures and stories. Undergraduates at Pacific gain experiences typically reserved for graduate students elsewhere. Whether as an operatic or musical theater lead in our productions, a member of a jazz combo or a partner in our studentrun Pac Ave recording label, our students grow individually as leaders and together as collaborators. If you are interested in a music major, minor or double major, either within the conservatory or in another area of study, we will help you create your path. Bachelor of Music »» Jazz Studies (Performance and Composition) »» Music Composition »» Music Education (Choral and Instrumental) »» Music History »» Music Management »» Music Performance (Brass and Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds) »» Music Therapy Bachelor of Arts in Music Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies Master of Arts in Music Therapy (Two-year or Three-year plus internship) Master of Music in Music Education

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When I arrived at Pacific, I thought I’d be just another transfer student at the conservatory left to my own resources, but from the audition day to my performances, the faculty have been there to help me in every way possible. 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 every corner. CRUZ GONZALEZ ’21 Hometown: Gonzales, CA Major: Music Education, Voice Cruz with Dr. Ruth Brittin, Program Director for Music Education and Professor of Music Education

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My first year at Pacific was a very good experience. I had plenty of time and space to practice and work on my craft. At the same time, the Pacific Jazz Ambassadors played Jazz at Lincoln Center and showcased our music across the country. I’m really looking forward to my next year at Pacific! AUSTIN KIM ’21 Hometown: Monterey Park, CA Major: Jazz Studies, Drum Set Austin with Patrick Langham, Professor and Director of Jazz Studies

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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. I chose Music Industry Studies because I had a passion for music. I hope to be a tour manager or work in some form of live music with my degree. AILEY BUTLER ’22 Hometown: Redmond, WA Major: Music Industry Studies Ailey with Keith N. Hatschek, Program Director for Music Management and Music Industry Studies

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The fully immersive nature of the conservatory, as well as the sense of community, is more than I could have ever hoped for. Studying here has enriched my relationship with music, especially because of how accessible double majoring is. MAYA BALACHANDRAN ’22 Hometown: Pleasanton, CA Double Major: Violin Performance and Composition Maya with Dr. Andrew Conklin, Program Director of Music Composition and Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Music Theory

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OUR ALUMNI SOAR Our graduates are making music with the San Francisco Opera, at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center and internationally. They work at the intersection of the arts and technology at companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google and Universal Music Group. They help administer programs at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and they are leading scholars and music therapists throughout the U.S. Several alumni continue on to leading graduate schools including Columbia, Duke, University of Maryland and USC. We take pride in our commitment to music education, and our Music Education alumni have enjoyed a 100% job placement rate for over 20 years.

“ The weight and trepidation I felt as a first-generation student was immense, but there was an immediate sense of community and belonging at Pacific. My professors pushed me to give my best and be my best, but also provided care and support along the way. The skills I learned and got to practice as a student prepared me for my career as a music educator and conductor. VU NGUYEN ’00 Music Education Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Wind Ensembles and Conducting at the University of Connecticut

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“ The Conservatory of Music prepared me for grad school, as well as the beginnings of my professional career. I entered the real world with experience and knowledge, open eyes, realistic expectations and all the tools to help me mold my path in a business where no two career paths ever look the same. Perhaps the biggest asset I gained are the friendships that are still a constant, 10 years since starting my freshman year at Pacific. YELENA DYACHEK ’13 Vocal Performance Marie Antoinette in The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2019 production of John Corigliano’s The Ghost of Versailles

Photo: Karli Cadel

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WHY PACIFIC? The Conservatory of Music is a supportive, tight-knit community, often serving as a second family to our students. Our faculty are involved, collaborative and compassionate toward each other and our students, even as they set clear academic expectations. The conservatory enables students to apply themselves to their studies while cultivating lifelong relationships with peers and professors alike. Through collaboration with local music institutions like the Stockton Symphony, our students also gain experience in professional settings.

100% JOB PLACEMENT RATE

FINANCIAL AID

for Music Education alumni

Conservatory applicants are eligible for academic and music

for more than 20 years

merit scholarships, as well as need-based financial aid.

INVOLVED FACULTY Pacific’s Conservatory of Music faculty includes performers, composers and scholars who are deeply committed to helping students grow as individuals, citizens and musicians. They are actively involved in renowned music organizations, programs and events in the U.S. and abroad. Our students often choose Pacific precisely to study with a specific mentor.

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FALL 2019 CONSERVATORY UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE

241

Fall 2019 Conservatory Undergraduate Students

STUDENTS IN EACH MAJOR

OUR COMMUNITY

Music Education

61

Asian

Music Performance

54

African American

Music Industry Studies

40

Hispanic

21%

Music Therapy

37

Native American

0.4%

Jazz Studies

19

Two or More Races

6%

Music Management

13

White/Non-Hispanic

35%

Music Composition

10

Unknown/Other

3%

7

Did not respond

12%

Music

14% 7%

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“ When I learned about music therapy, I fell in love with the idea of combining my passions for music and for helping others. The more time I spend at Pacific, the more I also fall in love with the community here. My favorite thing about Pacific is the various organizations, clubs, etc. that make up this diverse community. MADELENE RANESES ’21 Hometown: Fresno, CA Major: Music Therapy, Voice Madelene with Dr. Feilin Hsiao, Program Director for Music Therapy

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HOW TO APPLY AND AUDITION »» Submit an application at go.Pacific.edu/Apply »» Submit a supplemental audition application at app.getacceptd.com/PacificMusic (Please note: The Music Industry Studies major is a non-audition major; the supplemental audition application is not necessary.)

If you have questions about the application and/or audition process, please contact Director of Conservatory Admissions Jessica Siena at jsiena@pacific.edu or 209.946.2418.


There’s a place for you at University of the Pacific. Take these steps to join us today. Schedule a visit » go.Pacific.edu/VisitUs » 209.946.2211 Apply Submit your application for admission at: » go.Pacific.edu/Apply Learn about financial aid » go.Pacific.edu/FinancialAid » financialaid@pacific.edu

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Get in touch with an admission counselor » admission@pacific.edu » 209.946.2211 Follow us on: @uopadmission #JoinTheRoar Pacific.edu/Conservatory

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