Department of Music

Workshops and Festivals

Every year, Pacific Lutheran University’s Department of Music hosts a variety of workshops and festivals. Many of these events bring high school students from Washington, Idaho and Oregon to the PLU campus. Members of the community have an opportunity to attend workshops and / or simply attend the beautiful performances these workshops provide. These workshops and festivals feature guest clinicians and PLU faculty clinicians and cover a wide variety of topics.

The tentative workshop and festival schedule is:


University Symphony Orchestra Invitational, Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Director / October 13, 2012
Mens' Chorus Symposium, Brian Galante, Director / October 27, 2012


Northwest High School Honor Band, Edwin Powell, Director / January 4-5, 2013
Northwest Honor Orchestra for Strings, Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Director / January 26-27, 2013

February / March:

Choral Invitational, Richard Nance, Director / February 28 - March 1, 2013
Guitar Festival, Elizabeth C.D. Brown, Director / March 16, 2013


Summer Opera Workshop, James L. Brown, Director / July 15, -28, 2013