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Conservatory of Music

5/28/20

75th Pacific Music Camp shifts to online

The Pacific Music Camp, a community staple for three-quarters of a century, is in a new format this summer. more

5/21/20

Music students have summer smorgasbord of virtual choices

Virtual music offerings continue throughout the summer at University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. more

5/20/20

Three Pacificans honored with Order of Pacific

University of the Pacific awarded three long-term Pacificans with the Order of Pacific, the university’s highest honor. This year’s recipients are: Carrie Darnall ’78, associate provost for resource management; Berit Gundersen ’81, ’84, vice provost; and Lynelle Wiens, professor and program director for voice in the Conservatory of Music.  more

Passion for music experiences defines conservatory’s Presser award winner
5/15/20

Passion for music experiences defines conservatory’s Presser award winner

Diego Bustamante’s junior year piano recital was yet another event impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But the show went on. The music performance major played 70 minutes of the works of Franz Joseph Haydn, Maurice Ravel and Johannes Brahms in an April 19 virtual recital. more

Pacific alumnus sets aside possible health care career to pursue passion as opera singer
5/11/20

Pacific alumnus sets aside possible health care career to pursue passion as opera singer

Jorge Torrez discovered his love for music in high school, but he had a practical career planned for himself  more

Conservatory student leads trailblazing heavy metal music ensemble
5/6/20

Conservatory student leads trailblazing heavy metal music ensemble

Peter Altamura ’21 and a group of fellow University of the Pacific students founded a headbanging way to celebrate heavy metal music more

Pacific’s mariachi ensemble virtually celebrates Cinco de Mayo
5/6/20

Pacific’s mariachi ensemble virtually celebrates Cinco de Mayo

On May 5, Pacific’s newest ensemble, Mariachi Ocelotlan, released its virtual contribution to Cinco de Mayo.  more

Pacific Jazz Ambassador wins top prize for undergraduates
4/29/20

Pacific Jazz Ambassador wins top prize for undergraduates

Tal Kalman, tenor saxophonist for the elite Pacific Jazz Ambassadors, has been named by Downbeat magazine as the jazz soloist of the year.  more

Latest Pac Ave project reveals artist’s ‘soulful sensitivity,’ ‘intimate honesty’
4/21/20

Latest Pac Ave project reveals artist’s ‘soulful sensitivity,’ ‘intimate honesty’

Issadora Ava ’21 signed with the student-run Pac Ave Records to produce her second EP “No One Belongs Here More Than You.” more