Hello, Everyone! My name is Brian Kai Chin and I am the chair of the music department at
Seattle Pacific University. It is my honor to share with you our music programs here at SPU
First, I am excited to announce that the University is launching a new Tuition Reimagined
program that reduces tuition by 25% for all students across the board.
At SPU Music our tagline is "Music For All." We aspire to address inclusivity and equity in
higher education music education and to create a safe place for training both the professionally
minded, conservatory-level student and those engaged in varying degree programs across
campus — for the student who has 15 years of formal training, and the student who just started.
At SPU Music we have the Seattle Advantage. Nestled on the lush canal side of Queen Anne
Hill in the heart of Seattle, we have some of the best teaching artists in the country on our
faculty. Our students have access to the diversity of culture of Seattle and the full breadth of the
At SPU Music our goal is to enable our students to create their own music.
Our Music Production program is preparing students for professional audio/visual work in
the 21st Century. Serving as both a performance hall and state-of-the-art recording and
music production facility, the newly built Nickerson Studios has become a game changer
for our students and a distinctive of our university.
Our Music Education program is redefining how we teach and approach music education
to give our students agency and inspire purpose to change the world through music.
Our nationally recognized Music Therapy program is a distinctive of SPU Music and is
the only program of its kind in the state of Washington.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we have spent much of the last five years reimagining our
entire music curriculum for all students. By flipping our programs upside down, we place the
emphasis of control on the student and their creativity. Our project-based curriculum is designed
to send the student out into the world with their careers already started. I invite you to learn more by checking out our programs and events.
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