Music Department

  • Music for All

    SPU’s Music Department is reimagining music education for the 21st century through a student-driven, project-based curriculum. With projects centered in performance, recording, composition, and research, we send you out into the world with your careers already started.

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.

A 360 view of the Seattle Pacific University campus.

Explore Nickerson Studios without leaving home through Seattle Pacific’s new 360 Virtual Tour! You can also check out other campus buildings — and soar over some of our favorite Northwest highlights.

Micah Hayes at Audio Jazz Camp

Announcing a new Director of Music Production at SPU

Please help us welcome Micah Hayes, assistant professor of music technology and director of music production, to the SPU Music faculty.

Melissa Perry looking at fabric samples

Life of a Double Major

Learn how senior Melissa Perry balances both a major in Vocal Performance and Interior Design.


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!