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Thank you for your interest in the Conservatory of Music!  To be admitted to Conservatory undergraduate and graduate programs, you must also be admitted to the University of the Pacific.

Fall 2017 University admission dates:

November 15, 2016 Early Action Application Priority Filing Date.
January 15, 2017 Freshmen Regular Application Priority Filing Date (also Early Action Notification Date).
January 15, 2017 Financial Aid Priority Filing Date (all majors).
April 1, 2017 Regular Application Notification Date, Financial Aid Notification for Freshmen begins.


The Conservatory admission process is fairly simple.  All prospective Conservatory students are required to  audition on an instrument or voice as part of the application process.  More information can be found here: auditions / audition requirements.  Our YouTube channel includes Conservatory students and faculty describing the Pacific experience and audition preparation tips.  At campus auditions, we also offer sessions for students and families on topics such as financial aid, careers in music, and courses of study. Prospective students typically have many questions and we want to provide the information necessary to make this life-changing decision.  We are a nurturing environment and we want you to do your best!

All Conservatory applicants must complete the following:

The following degree program requires two musical scores representative of the applicant's work:

  • Music Composition

The following degree programs require an interview with faculty:

  • Music History
  • Music Education
  • Music Management
  • Music Therapy
  • Music Composition
  • Music Industry Studies

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

As a small private school, the University of the Pacific strives to be both accessible and affordable.  We offer University Financial Aid as well as Conservatory Merit Scholarships for music majors and minors.

If you would like more information about the Conservatory, please contact the office of Student Services (209) 946-2418 or 

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