Music News and Events Archive


  • Schoenhals Visiting Artist Series Featuring Joseph Daley

    Dec 6, 2019

    Seattle Pacific University Music Department is proud to present the 2020 Schoenhals Visiting Artist, Joseph Daley. A composer, teacher, and musician, Daley is recognized as one of America’s jazz elders. His seminal work, “The Seven Deadly Sins,” will be featured in a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31, at First Free Methodist Church. 

  • Family Concert for Kids of All Ages: Exploring Nature through Music

    Mar 28, 2019

    Mary Kantor, clarinet/bass clarinet; Linnea Wentworth, oboe/English horn; Kevin Johnson, piano

    Double program featuring Spanish and Latin American works inspired by Pinocchio, with the second half centered on works celebrating aspects of the natural world. 

    Sunday, May 5, 2019   |   4:00 p.m.   |   Nickerson Studios, 340 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

  • Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Mar 15, 2019

    Nse Ekpo, director

    The final Symphony Orchestra concert of the season continues to explore Western Art music. The Symphony Orchestra concert presents a wide variety of musical styles from composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, and modern-day composers. 

    Thursday, May 23, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   First Free Methodist Church, 3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert

    Mar 15, 2019

    Dan Kramlich, director

    The SPU spring Jazz Ensemble concert will feature 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. 

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   Nickerson Studios, 340 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

  • Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop and Performance

    Mar 14, 2019

    Julie Kay Sigars, director

    Enjoy an evening of scenes from opera and musical theatre featuring students from both the Music and Theatre departments.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   Nickerson Studios, 340 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    Mar 14, 2019

    Danny Helseth, director

    Under the baton of Danny Helseth, the SPU Wind Ensemble concludes its multicultural exploration of wind band music with their final concert of the season. This culminating concert features music from composers of color and other non-Western cultures. 

    Friday, May 17, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   First Free Methodist Church, 3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

  • Chamber Music Concert

    Mar 14, 2019

    The SPU Chamber concert showcases the vibrant chamber music scene from the SPU Music Department. A variety of chamber ensembles from string quartet to brass ensemble to saxophone ensemble and more will perform. 

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   Nickerson Studios, 340 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

  • All-Choir Concert

    Mar 14, 2019

    Ryan Ellis, director of Chamber and Concert Choirs; Stephan Michael Newby, director of Gospel Choir; Beth Ann Bonnecroy, director of Women's Choir

    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 in diversity by coming together in song. 

    Friday, May 10, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   First Free Methodist Church, 3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

  • Ensemble[21] Concert

    Mar 14, 2019

    Ensemble[21] is the new music ensemble at Seattle Pacific University. This concert will feature fresh new music of SPU composers and a cutting-edge 21st-century repertoire. 

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   Nickerson Studios, 340 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

  • Percussion Concert

    Mar 14, 2019

    Dan Adams, director

    The Percussion Ensemble spring concert, under the direction of Dan Adams, features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio. Ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will travel through a world of different grooves and beats. 

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019   |   7:30 p.m.   |   E.E. Bach Theatre, 3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119