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 2013-2014 workshop and festival schedule is:


Summer Opera Workshop, James Brown, Director / July 8-12 (By audition only) / July 13-20


University Symphony Orchestra Invitational, Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Director / October 19, 2013
Mens' Chorus Symposium, Brian Galante, Director / November 2, 2013 (Tentative Date)


Northwest High School Honor Band, Edwin Powell, Director / January 10-11, 2014
PLU Honor Orchestra for Strings, Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Director / January 25-26, 2014


Choral Invitational, Brian Galante, Director / February 27-28, 2014


Guitar Festival, Elizabeth C.D. Brown, Director / March 15, 2014