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Conservatory Of Music
Phone: (209) 946-2415
Location: Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Peter Witte, Dean

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Science

Master of Music (see Graduate Catalog for information)
Master of Arts (see Graduate Catalog for information)

Majors Offered

Music Composition (BM)
Music Education (BM, MM)

  • Instrumental
  • Choral

Music History (BM)
Music Industry Studies (BS)
Music Management (BM)
Music Therapy (BM, MA)
Performance (BM)

  • Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion
  • Voice
  • Strings
  • Piano

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (Honors, General)

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Brubeck Institute Fellowship

Music (BA)

Minors Offered

Creative Music Technology
Music History

Music Theory
Music Management
Jazz Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                              

A professional school educating and training musicians for the highest levels of artistic performance, creative endeavor, and intellectual inquiry.


The mission of the Conservatory of Music is to provide superior educational opportunities in music so students can prepare for successful professional careers and to become artistic leaders of the future, to be a significant musical resource for the University and the community by presenting high quality and diverse forms of the musical arts, and to have a significant impact on the future of music by doing research, creating new music, and being of service to the music profession.


The Conservatory of Music will be the finest music school possible, one which sustains and communicates traditional musical and educational values through its curricular programs. Simultaneously, the Conservatory will explore, develop, and employ new and innovative means of communicating those values, and will create and present new music in both traditional and developing forms.

Bachelor of Music

Seven areas of professional study are available in the Bachelor of Music degree.

Music Composition provides students with both a strong understanding and a working knowledge of the creative and technical aspects of music. Composition majors go on to a variety of careers that include composing, sound design and sound for film, music technology development, as well as conducting, and teaching at the college/university level. The Bachelor of Music in Composition often leads to graduate study in composition but can also give direct access to work in the music industry.

Music Education prepares musicians for careers as music teachers at all levels in public and private schools. Music educators can ultimately conduct ensembles and teach private lessons, classroom music, music history, theory, improvisation, electronic music and recording arts, composition or music of diverse traditions. Music education graduates can complete the degree and California teaching credential is four years.

Music History is an academic major within the Conservatory of Music. It has a strong core in the humanities and languages combined with intensive Conservatory training. Students are exposed to a wide range of courses in music history, music theory and the liberal arts. Music History majors can continue to the graduate level in preparation to join and teach in the discipline of musicology. Combining the Music History degree with degrees in other fields is encouraged to enhance career prospects in music librarianship, conducting, performance, or music journalism.

Music Management prepares qualified students for a wide array of career options in recording production and promotion, music products management, music publishing, arts management and administration, business and legal relationships in the entertainment media and a host of other interests in the music industry.

Music Therapy combines the study of music with study in the behavioral sciences, and builds skills for careers as music therapists in hospitals, special education programs, mental health and rehabilitation centers, convalescent homes, correctional facilities, development centers and in the community on contract as specialists in music therapy.

Performance Studies provide students a foundation to pursue careers as instrumentalists in symphony orchestras, bands, singers in opera and musical theatre, solo recitalists, accompanists, conductors, private and college teachers and church musicians.

Jazz Studies provides students a foundation in both traditional and innovative approaches to development as a jazz artist or composer.  Courses in jazz history, theory, improvisation, and composition are combined with solo performance, small ensemble and large ensemble experiences.  The curriculum culminates in a four-semester sequence of research-based seminars that investigate the performance techniques and historical development of jazz.

Graduate Study

The Conservatory of Music, through the Graduate School of University of the Pacific, offers the Master of Music in Music Education and the Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy. It also cooperates with the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education and the Graduate School to offer the Master of Education that leads to a graduate degree and teaching credential in music. Complete information on these degrees is available in the Graduate School Catalog and from the Conservatory of Music.

The Brubeck Institute

The Brubeck Institute is named for the legendary musician and University of the Pacific alumnus, Dave Brubeck, and is a component of the Conservatory of Music. The mission of the Institute is to build on Dave Brubeck’s legacy – quintessentially American in origin, international in scope, and unique in its breadth. Its philosophy of musical styles is inclusive, and it reflects the exploratory spirit and social values of the Institute’s namesake, to involve jazz, contemporary classical music, and interdisciplinary education in subject areas such as ethnic studies, philosophy, and sociology. At the heart of it all is a leaven of the humanities, civil rights, and social justice, values to which Dave Brubeck has dedicated his life.

The Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program is a performance program for exceptional jazz performers, ages 18-19, who comprise the Brubeck Institute Ensemble. Enrollment is limited to 5 to 7 students who are admitted by audition and interview. Internationally known jazz artists and clinicians serve as the faculty for the Institute. The program is designed to provide intensive instruction in jazz performance with numerous performance opportunities in Northern California and beyond. For more information, contact the Institute at 209.946.3970 or visit

The University is also home to the Brubeck Collection, one of the largest jazz collections in the world. Held in the Holt-Atherton Special Collections Department of the University of the Pacific Library, it contains hundreds of compositions, manuscripts, recordings, photos, writings, and memorabilia. This collection is available for study by students and scholars.

Pacific Music Camp/Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp/Pacific Music Business Camp

Pacific Music Camp, Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp, and Pacific Music Business Camp are summer programs of musical study and performance for junior and senior high school musicians.  Students are given the opportunity to work intensively with top music educators, professional musicians, and Conservatory of Music faculty on a daily basis for one-week.  Activities include concert band, orchestra, chorus, and piano along with master classes, electives and chamber ensembles.  Specialized classes for music business participants include promotion and marketing, social media, record production, and live sound.  Each week concludes with public performances and presentations.. For more information, contact:

Pacific Music Camp
Conservatory of Music
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946.2416


The Conservatory is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the music therapy programs are approved by the American Music Therapy Association. Music education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing through the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education.

Pacific’s Conservatory of Music and Eberhardt School of Business are designated as Affiliates of the International Music Products Association, otherwise known as NAMM. As a NAMM-Affiliated institution, Pacific students are eligible for a range of benefits that include admission to the twice-a-year NAMM Convention, and annual NAMM student scholarships. Pacific is the first school to be designated as a NAMBI Affiliate in the state of California.

Facilities and Equipment

The Conservatory of Music occupies a complex of five buildings. The landmark Conservatory Building, renovated in 1987, houses the 870-seat Faye Spanos Concert Hall, the faculty studios, student practice rooms, and the Conservatory of Music administration offices. The Recital Hall, constructed in 1986, seats 115 and is specifically designed for student recitals, master classes and workshops. The Rehearsal Center, dedicated in 1986, houses an instrumental rehearsal hall, a choral rehearsal hall, performance music library and performance ensemble offices. The Frank and Eva Buck Hall, completed in 1991, is the center for Conservatory classrooms and faculty teaching studios and offices, the Composition Studio, a conference room, student commons and study areas. Owen Hall houses additional classrooms, teaching laboratories, chamber ensemble rehearsal studios, the Conservatory’s Digital Recording Studio, which is based around a Pro Tools HD2 system with a C-24 control surface, the Music Technology Lab, and 30 student practice rooms.

The Conservatory Computer Studio for Music Composition features a digital environment for the composition of music that uses computers and new technology. It is centered around a digital audio workstation running Max/MSP/Jitter, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Pro Tools, and other software. This facilitates composition, sound design, detailed audio editing capabilities, and fully digital automated mixing, to support the creation of music for film and live performance technology with video. Recent additions include an Analog/Digital Hybrid studio built around an extensive Buchla modular system and interfaced to Ableton Live.

The Conservatory Music Technology Lab serves as both a teaching facility and a general purpose computer lab for Conservatory students and faculty. 19 iMacs are equipped with a large variety of professional software that include current versions of Sibelius, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Max/MSP/Jitter, Pro Tools, Photoshop, and commonly used word processing/presentation software.

The Instructional Media Library is integrated with the William Knox Holt Memorial Library adjacent to the Conservatory complex. It houses state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment for students, faculty and community use. Materials in the library include music books, scores, video tapes, DVD’s and recordings.

Conservatory instruments include Steinway, Bosendorfer, Baldwin, Yamaha and Kawai pianos; a four manual concert pipe organ, a Wm. Dowd Harpsichord; and a collection of wind, percussion and orchestral string instruments for student use.

Baccalaureate Degrees

General Requirements

  1. All baccalaureate degrees require a minimum of 124 units.
  2. All music majors except those in the Bachelor of Arts program are required to satisfy a piano proficiency level for graduation. Conservatory departments or applied areas can elect to waive the examination requirement by substituting four semesters of applied music keyboard or completion of the Freshman Piano Examination.
  3. Residency is defined as 8 semesters for a typical B.A., B.S. or B.M. degree in the conservatory, with certain exceptions (e.g. study abroad, student teaching, the honors track for the B.M. in Jazz Studies). Students who are completing two majors within the conservatory continue residency requirements until graduation or until completing 10 semesters (whichever is earlier), subject to the same exceptions. Students with a second major or degree outside the conservatory are subject to the standard, 8-semester definition of residency. Transfer students will typically have a residency of 6 semesters, although this will be determined by placement at matriculation. Excellence in Performance Scholarship recipients may have additional terms associated with their scholarships beyond those associated with residency or graduation requirements.  Students who are enrolled full-time beyond the required number of semesters shall be permitted but not required to continue with courses defined as residency requirements.   Students who have otherwise met the requirements for graduation in a period shorter than the typical residency for their program may petition to waive residency for the remaining semester(s) but must still meet the total required number of units for each requirement. Students who move to part-time status are no longer subject to residency requirements but must still meet the total required number of units for each requirement.
  4. Lessons in applied music (principal instrument or voice) must be taken each semester of full-time residency according to major field specifications. Literature and technical requirements for various levels of instruction are noted in the courses of study in the applied music handbook, on file in the Conservatory office and in the music library.
  5. All students are required to participate for credit in one major ensemble each semester of full-time residency according to major field specifications. In addition, instrumentalists are required to participate in a major choral ensemble for two semesters with the exception of the BA in Music Management degree.
  6. The Conservatory Academic Regulations Committee may approve any waiver, challenge, or substitute other deviation regarding any curricular requirements of Conservatory of Music degrees. Once a student has matriculated at the University, she or he may not take a core music history or theory course for credit at a junior college. (Core music theory courses are defined as MCOM 009-MCOM 044 inclusive. Core music history courses are defined as MHIS 011-MHIS 012 inclusive.) Independent studies in the music history and music theory core curriculum are not permitted.
  7. The number of times a student may take a music theory or music history core course is limited to two. Should a student fail to pass a core course after a second attempt, disqualification from the Conservatory will result.

Academic Structure

The Conservatory of Music is a professional school within the University of the Pacific. As well as providing instruction for professional preparation, the Conservatory of Music offers specific courses as part of the liberal learning component of the University’s General Education Program. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Arts and Entertainment Management is awarded by the Eberhardt School of Business. A Music Education degree (MEd) is offered in conjunction with the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements for admission to the University, Conservatory applicants must perform an audition in their principal performing medium, except for students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies. Composition applicants must submit two original compositions. Academic departments may ask prospective students to appear for an interview as part of the admissions process when such an interview appears appropriate and would assist in determining the applicant’s qualifications for admission. Auditions are held throughout the academic year. Students unable to appear in person may substitute a recorded audition. Audition information and arrangements is requested from the Conservatory Office of Student Services.

Grade System in the Conservatory

The Conservatory adheres to the “letter’’ grading system as described elsewhere in this catalog with the following exceptions:

  1. Pass/No Credit (P/NC) is used only in , MMGT 010 and MMGT 187, and MTHR 187, MTHR 245, and MTHR 299
  2. The pass/no credit system is not used in the Conservatory courses for Bachelor of Music degree students but is a grading option in Conservatory courses MCOM 002, MHIS 005, and MEDU 100, which are not available to Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree students.
  3. A maximum of three non-Conservatory courses may be taken by music majors on a pass/no credit basis.

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes, rehearsals, lessons and other specified assignments. At the beginning of each term, the instructor distributes a syllabus that explains attendance and grading policies and contains any other information pertinent to the class.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Arts and Entertainment Management

In addition to and in cooperation with the Conservatory of Music, the Eberhardt School of Business offers options for students interested in careers in a management position in the arts and entertainment industry. Students who select one of these options study toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Arts and Entertainment Management. Within this concentration, students focus their interests on entertainment management, visual arts management or theatre arts management. Curricula in these options include courses of study in general education, business administration, and arts and entertainment management.

The Conservatory of Music offers a Music Minor to University students with an interest and ability in music. Students who apply for admission to the Music Minor program are required to perform a placement audition in an instrument or voice. Students admitted to the Music Minor program are assigned a faculty advisor to direct their courses of study. Applications are available at the Office of Student Services, Room 300, Conservatory Building.

Minor in Music

Students must complete a minimum of 21 units and 10 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in music.

Minor Requirements:

MCOM 010Music Theory and Aural Perception I4
MHIS 005Music Appreciation4
Select one of the following:3-4
Survey of Music History I
Survey of Music History II
MAPP 010 Applied Music *2
MPER 050Solo Class **0
Two Semesters of Participation in any Ensemble2
5-7 Units of Additional Courses Excluding MCOM 002 ***5-7

Music History Minor for Music Majors

The Music History minor for music majors is designed for students who wish to pursue additional coursework in the field of music history. It is open to students with the appropriate prerequisites. The minor allows other conservatory majors to explore more research-oriented courses. The requirements include four upper-division music history courses, one semester of German, one additional course in the liberal arts (specified below), and a semester of individualized research.

Minor in Music History

Students must complete a minimum of 22 units and 7 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.3 in order to earn a minor in music history.

Minor Requirements:

Twelve units in MHIS (100-level, not including MHIS 197), 9 of which must be taken from the following: *12
Topics in Early Music
Topics in Eighteenth-Century Music
Topics in Nineteenth-Century Music
Topics in Music of the 20th-21st Century
American Music
MHIS 193: Special Topics
GERM 011AFirst-Year German, First Semester (If waived upon exam, choose 8 units from below instead of 4)4
Four units from the following:4
Any other language course
Any course in ARTH, HIST, ENGL, CLAS, or RELI
Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Introduction to Gender Studies
Introduction to Sociology
MHIS 197Research in Music History2

Music Theory Minor for Music Majors

The minor in music theory is available only to music majors. The intent is to offer significant study in music theory as a secondary area for a student already involved in the study of music. It can be combined with any music area except composition, but is particularly useful for majors in performance who are interested in extending their knowledge of music theory to support their performance activities or in expanding their compositional interests. It consists of seven courses that include upper division study in music analysis, counterpoint, orchestration and computer music.

Minor in Music Theory

Students must complete a minimum of 22 units and 7 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in music theory.

Note: 1) Only music majors are eligible for the minor in music theory.

Minor Requirements:

MCOM 019Music and Computer Technology3
MCOM 108Counterpoint3
MCOM 109Advanced Orchestration3
MCOM 113Advanced Analysis3
MCOM 118Music and Video Technology: Performance3
PHYS 039Physics of Music4
One Upper Division Music History (MHIS) course3

Note: 1) All the courses above must be taken at Pacific.

Music Management Minor

The Minor in Music Management is offered for students wishing to explore career options in the music and entertainment industries, while pursuing another major area of study. No audition or performance of music is required to fulfill the Minor, although students with an interest in performance are encouraged to explore joining an appropriate Conservatory of Music music ensemble. Students complete two foundational courses and an internship in the Minor and then, with the guidance of the Program Director, chose additional coursework within a range of music management courses that will best match their individual areas of interest.

Minor in Music Management

Students must complete a minimum of 20 units and 6 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in music management.

MMGT 011Music, Entertainment in U.S. Society4
MMGT 111Music Industry Analysis4
MMGT 187Music Management Internship1-4
Select one of the following:3
Music Appreciation
Music of the World's People
Survey of Music History II (only for students majoring in Music)
Introduction to Jazz
Electives in Music Management6
Music Industry Forum
Sound Recording Fundamentals
Performing Arts Administration
Artist Management
Media Production
Media Promotion
Entertainment Law
Music Products Management
Recording Studio Production
MMGT 193 Special Topics in Music Management
or other MMGT courses offered

 Minor in Jazz Studies

Students must complete a minimum of 20 units with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in jazz studies.

MUJZ 010Jazz Piano I1
MUJZ 011Jazz Piano II1
MUJZ 020Jazz Theory and Aural Training3
MUJZ 030Jazz Improvisation I2
MUJZ 031Jazz Improvisation II2
MUJZ 158Advanced History of Jazz3
or MUJZ 008 Introduction to Jazz
MUJZ 171Jazz Applied I1-2
MUJZ 172Jazz Applied II1-2
MUJZ 173Jazz Applied III1-2
MUJZ 174Jazz Applied IV1-2
Select one of the following:4
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Combo

Minor in Creative Music Technology

 Students must complete a minimum of 20 units with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in creative music technology.

MCOM 002Music Fundamentals3
MCOM 029The Analog-Digital Studio3
MCOM 118Music and Video Technology: Performance3
MCOM 127Music, Sound, and Film2
MMGT 106Sound Recording Fundamentals3
Select one of the following:6
Composition- Computer Music *
Recording Studio Production
and Composition- Computer Music **

Conservatory Of Music Faculty

Robert Coburn, Professor of Music Composition and Theory; Program Director of Music Composition and Theory; Artistic Director, SoundImageSound; Chair, Department of Music Studies, 1993, PhD, University of Victoria (Canada), 1995; MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1974; BM, University of the Pacific, 1972. Selected Commissions and Performances: San Francisco New Music Ensemble; Royal Conservatory of Music (Stockholm, Sweden); Victoria International Festival (Victoria, B.C., Canada); Electronic Music Plus Festival ; Roulette Festival of New Music (N.Y.); International Saxophone Festival Palmela (Portugal). Permanent Sound Environment Installations: 39 Bells (Philadelphia), 1996; Bell Circles II (Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Public Art Program), 1991. Selected compositions: TranquilTurmoil Dreaming (2003) for computer and video; In Stillness (2005) for violin, computer, and video; Fragile Horizon (2007) for viola, speaking voice. computer and video; emptiness [reflection] (2010) for alto saxophone, computer and video.

Ruth V. Brittin, Professor of Music Education; Program Director of Music Education, 1197, PhD, Florida State University, 1989; MME, Texas Tech University, 1985; BME, Texas Tech University, 1983. Editor. Publishes and presents research for the International Society for Music Education, Music Educators National Conference, and state music education organizations. Active music education clinician, brass adjudicator, and performer on French horn. Former Chair of Music Education at Syracuse University, 1989-1997.

Yejee Choi, Lecturer of Music; Director of Choral Activities, 2017, B.M., University of Wisconson-River Falls M.M., University of Minnesota D.MA, University of Southern California. Dr. Yejee Choi is the Director of Choral Studies at the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, where she directs Pacific Singers, University Chorus, and Oriana Womens Choir, as well as teaching Choral Conducting and Sight-Singing. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. While at USC, Dr. Choi taught Choral Conducting I, USC Oriana Women's Choir, and served as the Assistant Conductor of USC Concert Choir. Her Master of Music degree is from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she served as Co-Director & Assistant Conductor of the University Singers, UM Women's Chorus, and UM Campus Singers. Choi received her bachelor of music degree from University of Wisconsin- River Falls, where she studied voice, piano, and organ. Prior to her music education in the United States, Dr. Choi studied composition at the Korean National University of Art, one of the most prestigious music conservatories in Seoul, South Korea.

Eric Hammer, Professor of Music Education; Director of Band Activities, 1993, BM, University of the Pacific, 1973; MM, University of Oregon, 1990; DMA, University of Oregon, 1994.

Keith N. Hatschek, Associate Professor of Music Management; Program Director of Music Management; Program Director of Music Industry Studies, 2001, BA, University of California Berkeley, 1973; Certificate in Marketing, University of California Berkeley, 1993. Principal and founder of Keith Hatschek & Associates, consultant to the recording technology and entertainment industries. Author, “How to Get a Job in the Music and Recording Industry” (2007) Berklee Press, “The Golden Moment: Recording Secrets of the Pros”(2005) Backbeat Books, regular contributor to various print and online music industry journals. Voting member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Associate Member-Audio Engineering Society, Faculty advisor-NAMM-Affiliated Music Business Institutions member, Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA).

Feilin Hsiao, Professor of Music Therapy; Program Director of Music Therapy, 2006, PhD, University of Iowa, 2006; MA, New York University, 1994; Certified Music Therapist, 1994; BA, Chinese Cultural University (Taipei, Taiwan), 1986; Board Certified Music Therapist, 2001; Teaching Credential in Music Education (1996) and Special Education (1999). Lecturer at National Taipei University of Education, Taipei Municipal University of Education, and Shih Chien University; Past-president of the Music Therapy Association of Taiwan; Recipient of the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Nicolasa Kuster, Professor of Bassoon; Program Director of Woodwind Performance, 2008, BM and BA, Oberlin College and Conservatory, 1993. Former Principal Bassoonist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and bassoonist with the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet. Positions in the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has performed as a soloist in the U.S., Panama, Italy, and Kazakhstan. Guest artist at the Anchorage Music Festival, Ameropa Chamber Music Festival and Solo Course in Prague, Czech Republic; recordings on the Chandos label with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra.

Patrick Langham, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies; Program Director of Jazz Studies, 2003, Holds both the Bachelor of Music with a concentration in jazz studies and the Master of Music with a concentration in jazz studies from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has taught at the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg and Tusculum College in Knoxville. As a saxophonist and director Professor Langham has performed with distinguished jazz artists and on numerous jazz festivals throughout the southern United States. He has developed and taught courses in jazz history, theory, improvisation, and performance, and has created and operated a highly successful jazz camp at USC Spartanburg.

Ann Miller, Professor of Violin; Program Director of Strings Performance, 2008, BM summa cum laude, Rice University, 2003; MM, The Juilliard School, 2005; DMA, The Julliard School, 2010.. Student of Ronald Copes and Kathleen Winkler. Chamber appearances in Ukraine, Mongolia, and throughout the U.S. Member of the New Pacific Trio.

Stephen Perdicaris, Lecturer in Trombone; Program Director of Brass and Percussion Performance; Director of Pacific Music Camp; Director of Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp; Director of Operations in Conservatory of Music, 1993, BM, University of North Texas, 1981; Associate with Honors, Royal College of Music, London, 1990. Numerous recordings with Sir Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony (England) on EMI. Currently a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic. Clinician, Selmer Corporation.

Patricia Shands, Professor of Clarinet; Director of Chamber Music, 1995, 1995, DMA, Rice University, 2001; MM, University of Southern California, 1985; BM Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1981. Student of David Shifrin, Mitchel Lurie, and David Peck. Prizewinner in the International Concert Artist Guild competition. Featured at music festivals of Spoleto, Chautauqua, Round Top, Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival and frequent live performances nationally on NPR “Performance Today”. Recordings featured on “Art of the States” are broadcast internationally. Solo and chamber music recordings on Centaur, Onossa, Albany and Plum labels. Current member of the Ariel Ensemble, Stockton Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, and the Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet.

Nicholas Waldvogel, Associate Professor of Orchestra; Director of University Symphony Orchestra, BA in Music, Harvard, 1989; MA, in Music, Harvard, 1989; MM, in Conducting, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1993; Graduate Performance Diploma in Conducting, Peabody Conservatory, 1994; PhD, in Music History, Yale University, 1992. Formerly with the Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande (Switzerland), and the State Philharmonic “Dinu Lipatti” (Romania).

Sarah Clemmens Waltz, Professor of Music History; Program Director of Music History and BA in Music, PhD, in Music History, MPhil, Yale University, 2007; BM in Music History with High Honors, Oberlin Conservatory, 2000; BA in Physics, Oberlin College, 2000. Recent works: PhD, diss., The Highland Muse in Romantic German Music, 2007; “In Defense of Moonlight,” Beethoven Forum (Spring 2007). Presentations at national and international conferences. Member: American Musicological Society, American Beethoven Society, North American British Music Studies Association, Society for Eighteenth-Centry Music.

Frank H. Wiens, Professor of Piano; Program Director of Piano Performance, 1976, BM, University of Michigan, 1970; MM, 1970; Student of Benning Dexter, Gyorgy Sandor, Harald Logan and John Perry. New York recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1984 and 1991; London recital at Purcell Room, 1986; soloist with Atlanta, Denver and Detroit Symphonies and Yaroslavl Philharmonic in Soviet Union; concert tours in Asia and Europe, and annually in the United States; compact disc recording of Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto with Slovakia National Orchestra released in 1995 on Fanfare-Intersound label. Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award, Faculty Research-Lecturer Award, Distinguished Faculty Award.

Lynelle Frankforter Wiens, Professor of Voice; Program Director of Voice Performance, 1978, BM, University of Nebraska, 1975 (Phi Beta Kappa); MM, with Distinction, Indiana University, 1978; MusD with High Distinction, Indiana University, 1988. Student of Eileen Farrell, Margaret Harshaw, Lynn Wickham. MTNA National Winner, 1971; Van Lawrence Fellow (awarded by National NATS and the Voice Foundation), 1993. Served as a faculty member at the Symposium on the Care of the Professional Voice (Philadelphia) and the Pacific Voice Conference (San Francisco.)

Jennie Blomster, Lecturer in Horn, BM, University of Denver; MA, CSU Fresno. Studied with Thomas Hiebert, Richard Seraphinoff, David Krehbiel, David Kappy, John Keene, and David Kaslow. Member of the Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet, Winds of the San Joaquin, and Fresno Brass Quintet. Principal horn Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, Merced Symphony Orchestra, Moment Musical Chamber Ensemble. Frequently plays with Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockton Symphony Orchestra, Stockton Opera.

Scott Choate, Visiting Lecturer of Tuba/Euphonium, 2014, BM, Arizona State University also attended San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Studied with Sam Pilafian and Floyd Cooley. Principal tuba with Fresno Philharmonic, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, Vallejo Symphony and Stockton Symphony. Frequently performs with San Francisco Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, San Francisco Ballet.

John Cozza, Lecturer, Applied Piano and Accompanying, 2004, BM, MM, University of Southern California, diploma in piano performance and in chamber music from the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, Austria; DM in solo performance, chamber music and accompanying from Northwestern University. Studied with Daniel Pollack in Los Angeles, David Kaiserman in Chicago, and Hans Graf and George Ebert in Vienna. Member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, Amercan Liszt Society, and the Franz Schmidt Society in Austria.

Jeffrey Crawford, Lecturer in Music Theory and Technology, 2001, Audio production consultant who directs, records, masters, and produces custom music CDs; analyzes, enhances, and restores audio; composes and produces music for theater, film and video; creates multimedia projects; photographs and produces cover-art, layout inserts and labels for projects; and engineers and produces programs for radio broadcast. Former Engineer and Producer for Fingers Audio Productions and Engineer for Tonos Electracoustic Music Studio.

Thomas Derthick, Lecturer in Double Bass, BM, California State University, Sacramento. Graduate study, California State University, Long Beach. Studied with Murray Grodner, Stuart Sankey and Abe Luboff. Principal Bass with the Sacramento Symphony and Chamber Orchestra.

Michael Downing, Lecturer of Percussion, 2018, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Fresno State. Michael Downing is section percussionist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and the Stockton Symphony, as well as a founding member of OrphiQ Percussion Quartet. Michael has been a soloist with both the Phoenix Symphony and the Stockton Symphony performing "Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu". The double percussion concerto written by Avner Dorman was premiered by Michael and fellow percussionist Graham Thompson in 2012. He has also been a soloist with several other orchestras performing the third movement of Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra, most recently presenting the exciting finale for the prestigious Music al Parcs concert series in Barcelona, Spain. He has also been featured as the vibraphone soloist for John Williams' Escapades.

Daniel Ebbers, Professor of Voice, 2004, B.M. in voice from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the M.M. in voice from the University of Southern California. Daniel Ebbers most recent solo appearance was with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop conducting Richard Einhorn's critically acclaimed "Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc". He has appeared with the Sacramento Opera as Cassio in Verdi's Otello, Basilio, in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Beppe, in Pagliacci. Other recent engagements include Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, and Fenton in Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor. In concert Mr. Ebbers has appeared with the prestigious Music in the Vineyards Festival, the Stockton Chorale in Mendelssohn's Elijah, the Napa Valley Chorale singing Dvorak's Mass in D, in addition to Mozart's Mass in C minor. In research and performance, Mr. Ebbers is regarded as an expert in the music of Benjamin Britten. He recently appeared in the title role of St. Nicholas in Britten's tour de force Cantata for tenor, orchestra and choir, in addition to performing the great masterpiece Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings with the Bear Valley Music Festival and the St John's Chamber Music Series.

James Haffner, Associate Professor of Opera, 1999, BA degree in theatre from Baldwin-Wallace College, an Artists’ Diploma in opera stage directing and a Master of Fine Arts in directing from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors’ Lab National Opera Association, and Opera America. He has taught at Die Technische Universitat, Berlin, the University of Kentucky, Miami University of Ohio, Webster University and Cal State Fullerton.

David Henderson, Lecturer in Saxophone, 2007, BM, University of Michigan; MM, The Juilliard School. Awarded first prize in saxophone from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, where he studied on a Fulbright-ITT grant. Student of William Fread, Larry Teal, Donald Sinta, Joe Allard and Jean-Marie Londeix. Performs with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet orchestras; member of the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet.

Mathew T. Krejci, Lecturer in Flute, 1989, MM, Indiana University, 1978; BMEd, Indiana University, 1973. Principal Flutist in the Festival Orchestra, 1978-83. Presently performs as a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic. Performed with Music Now, President of the Board of the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. Principal Flute of the Bear Valley Music Festival, recordings with the VUTAE, Albion, and Klavier labels.

Sonia Leong, Lecturer in Piano, 2001, BM, University of British Columbia, 1992; MM, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1994; Concert Recital Diploma, Guildhall School of Music, 1995; DMus, University of Montreal, 1998. Member of New Pacific Trio. Concerto performances with Filarmonica de Stat Dinu Lipatti (Romania) and Banff Festival Chamber Orchestra (Canada). Performances in Canada, the US, England, Romania, Switzerland, and Hong Kong. Former faculty member of the University of Puget Sound.

Brook Moes, Lecturer in Music Education, 2005, BM, University of the Pacific; MM, University of Maryland; MBA, Herriot-Watt University in Scotland. Student of James Stern, Ronda Cole, Arnold Steinhardt, John Dalley, and William Preucil; pedagogy studies with Ronda Cole and John Kendall, chamber music studies with the Guarneri Quartet. Recitals in Scandinavia, Romania, and the U. S.

Thomas F. Nugent, Lecturer in Oboe, 1990, BM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1984. Student of Marc Lifschey. Attended Tanglewood, Spoleto and Colorado Philharmonic Music Festivals. Has performed with San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestras. Also performs with the Sacramento Philharmonic, Stockton Symphony, California Symphony, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Sierra Chamber Society and Sonus Imaginorem. Member, Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet.

Leonard Ott, Lecturer in Trumpet, 1998, BA in Music, California State University, Hayward, 1987. Member of Oakland East Bay Symphony, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, and Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. Also freelances regularly with Santa Rosa Symphony, Napa Symphony, Stockton Symphony, Sacramento Symphony, and many other Bay Area groups.

Margaret Perry, Lecturer in Class Piano and Piano Pedagogy, 2004, BM, MM, Brigham Young University; DMA, University of Arizona. Ensemble Artist Pianist with the Utah Symphony and Opera. Member, Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Burr Cochran Phillips, Assistant Professor of Voice, 2007, BM, University of North Texas 1982; MM, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 1994. Performances with opera companies include Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Tulsa Opera, Fort Worth Opera and San Antonio Opera Theater. Orchestral performances include Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, Tulsa Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Ars Nova Orchestra of Buffalo, Carmel Bach Festival, Oklahoma Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony and Corpus Christi Symphony. Previous faculty positions include The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX and Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ. Member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Igor Veligan, Lecturer of Viola and Violin, 2006, MA, Odessa State Conservatory. Student of Zoja Istomina and Galina Gritzenko, chamber music studies with Oleg Shkarpitnuy and Natalya Buzanova; master classes with Zakhar Bron, Liana Isakadze, and Igor Frolov. Performances with the L’Estro Armonico String Quartet, the Arlekin String Quartet, Argenta Trio, Chamber Music Society of Sacramento; concertmaster of the San Francisco Choral Society Orchestra, principal viola of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, principal violist of the Lake Tahoe Summer Festival, member of the Monterey Symphony.

Vicky Wang, Lecturer in Cello, 2017, B.M., Juillard School M.M., Juillard School D.MA, City University of New York. Winner of the Young Artist International Competition, cellist Vicky Wang made her New York debut in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in 2001. As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Wang was a member of the award-winning ensemble Aristos String Quartet. This ensemble has been invited to participate in the focus! New Music Festival in New York, Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival in Virginia as well as frequent collaborations with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in its lecture-concert series. Ms. Wang's concert highlights also include collaborations with legendary performers Ray Charles at the Belleayre Music Festival and Liza Minelli at Avery Fisher Hall.

Eric Wood, Lecturer in Music Composition and Theory; Lecturer in Music History, 1998, DMA, Boston University, 1994; MM, University of Oregon, 1986; BM, 1984. Numerous commissions and performances, several published articles and lectures. Studied with Lukas Foss, Monte Tubb, Charles Fussell and Derek Healey.