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.
The Music Department offers many opportunities to participate in music through choral and instrumental ensembles, regardless of your major. All ensemble courses carry regular University credit, and most require an audition for enrollment.
SPU’s Music Therapy Program — the first music therapy program in the state — offers a rigorous, multidisciplinary curriculum that affords you many opportunities to use your musical skills and aptitude to serve others through music.
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.
A Few of Our Stories
Music Department News, Events, and More Stories
Gerry Marsh is retiring after 15 years as a Seattle Pacific University instructor of music, and director of the music technology program at SPU. “Always an encourager and defender of those whom he called ‘the good and faithful people’ in his performing groups," says Professor of Music Eric Hanson, "he was never afraid to stand up for what is right.” Read more.
Percussion Ensemble Director Dan Adams owns six authentic Civil War drums, half ceremonial, half showing the scars of battle. “Each has its distinct voice,” says Adams, “and produces a sound you cannot get from anything else.” Years after acquiring them, he still gets spine-tingling chills whenever they are played, especially together. Read more.
Summer 2013 Music Therapy Camps
Find out about our Music Therapy Camps for children ages 6–14 on the autism spectrum, or with related developmental disabilities. The camps provide opportunities for social engagement, enhanced awareness and appreciation of self and others, and creative expression through alternative communication styles of music-making. More information and registration.
Well-being Through Music
SPU's Music Therapy Program is the first and only program of its kind in Washington state.