Music Department

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    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 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

All Choirs Concert

Tuesday, May 15, 2018                                                                                                      First Free Methodist Church | 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Choir and Concert Choir directed by Ryan Ellis; Gospel Choir directed by Stephen Michael Newby; Men’s Choir directed by Ryan Ellis; and Women’s Choir directed by Beth Ann Bonnecroy

The final all-choir concert of the year is not to be missed as Stephen Newby, Ryan Ellis, and Beth Ann Bonnecroy team up for an impressive evening of choral music. We celebrate our unity within diversity by coming together in song.

Jazz Concert

Tuesday, May 22, 2018                                                                                                    Nickerson Studios | 7:30 p.m.

Dan Kramlich, director

The SPU spring Jazz Ensemble concert features music from throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz to fusion. Join Dan Kramlich, the Jazz Lab, and the Jazz Ensemble as they explore some of America’s original music from the 20th century.

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Thursday, May 24, 2018                                                                                                  First Free Methodist Church | 7:30 p.m. 

Julia Tai, director

The SPU Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert, under the direction of Julia Tai, features Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi with violist Amber Archibald-Sesek and combined choirs. Exploring styles from Mozart to Brahms, this SPU Symphony Orchestra concert is an evening of music not to be missed.

Percussion Concert

Tuesday, May 29, 2018                                                                                                         E. E. Bach Theatre | 7:30 p.m.

Dan Adams, director

The Percussion Ensemble spring concert features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio. Ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will be taken through a world of different grooves and sounds.

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Opportunities in Music Therapy

Our Music Therapy program offers many opportunities for students to take unique and valuable internships. Meet Ruth Rodriguez, who will be interning this September in Barcelona, Spain!