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 2016-2017 workshop and festival schedule is:


  • 2016 Summer Opera Workshop, 6th Year Anniversary, James Brown, Director / July 11-23, 2016 (By audition only)
  • Fully furnished traditional and apartment style housing options are available for this event.

October / November


March / April

  • Choral Invitational, Richard Nance, Director / March 2-3, 2017
  • Guitar Festival, Elizabeth C.D. Brown, Director / March 11, 2017
  • Elementary Choral Festival, Linda J. Miller, Director / March 18, 2017
  • Kodaly Workshop, Linda J.Miller, Director / April 30, 2017