Music Department

  • Sacred Sound Christmas

    The Music Department at Seattle Pacific offers you a rich, robust music education in a Christian university setting, preparing you to make a difference in the world — whether in a music profession or in any other profession you might choose.

It's an exciting time to be a musician. Come and explore music with the world-class performers and educators at Seattle Pacific. The SPU Music Department will provide you with the opportunities to cultivate your passion for music and equip you to engage the world.

Are you interested in a Music major or minor? Do you want to want to use your skills and aptitude to serve others through the functional use of music through the Music Therapy major? Or would you simply like to enrich your education through the study of music, or join one of our small ensembles? Through the programs in the Music Department at SPU, you can choose from these options and to discover lifelong ways to cultivate your musicianship.

Music Department News and Events

Choral Concert November 3

Chamber Choir and Concert Choir directed by David Anderson; Men’s Choir directed by Ryan Ellis; and Women’s Choir directed by Beth Ann Bonnecroy 

All SPU choirs join together for a fall concert full of song. Featuring every vocal ensemble in the Music Department, the program is certain to warm the heart and lift the spirit. The varied repertoire showcases the best of SPU choral music. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

Jazz Concert November 7


Dan Kramlich, director, Jazz Ensemble; Dan Adams, director, Percussion Ensemble 

A co-produced event with our Jazz Ensemble led by pianist Dan Kramlich and our Percussion Ensemble led by percussionist Dan Adams. This concert features highlights of modern percussion music and jazz repertoire in a multitude of styles from traditional, be-bop, and contemporary writers. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

Instrumental Concert November 17


Danny Helseth, director, Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Julia Tai, director, Symphony Orchestra

Join Julia Tai, Danny Helseth, and the SPU Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for the fall instrumental concert. This concert features both large instrumental ensembles as they explore a variety of classical works, including a sneak preview of some of the music that will be featured at this year’s Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert. This exciting concert is not to be missed. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

Faculty Viola Recital November 18 (CANCELLED)

Amber Archibald-Sesek, viola

Join Amber Archibald-Sesek as she presents viola classics and collaborative works with guest artists. Performed at Nickerson Studios.

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy Program rated among best nationally

SPU ranked among the top 20 places to study Music Therapy in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org.

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