For information regarding upcoming ensemble placement auditions for 2019-20 visit our Ensemble Placements page.

Great People

Distinguished teachers, talented students, supportive public: these are the people who make the Department of Music at PLU a nationally recognized center for musical learning, serving and sharing. A talented, cohesive faculty of performers, composers and authors, drawn from the nation’s finest conservatories and universities, work to develop the whole person in the context of a caring academic community of outstanding students and enthusiastic audiences.

Great Place

The natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, the cultural richness of the greater Seattle-Tacoma area, the beautiful campus centrally located in Puget Sound — these define our great place on the map. The Mary Baker Russell Music Center, with its exquisite Lagerquist Concert Hall and state-of-the-art rehearsal and learning facilities, is an architectural and aesthetic jewel carefully set amid majestic trees. These elements define our great place on campus. But most importantly, our great place is where the art and industry of music — incredible music– fill each and every day.

Incredible Music

Music to hear. More than 140 concert performances every year present students, faculty artists and exciting guest performers with an incredible array of musical styles and media. Choral, band, symphonic, operatic, solo, chamber, jazz — we’ve got it all. Music to do. Open to the whole campus community, more than a dozen performing groups tackle music of all eras and styles. Whether it’s Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein or Basie, you have an unforgettable hands-on experience.  Music to learn. Study in the classroom, studio, lab and rehearsal hall. We offer as much music as you want: formal degree programs, music minors, or just a great lesson every week. If you love music, you belong at PLU!


Find out more about majoring in music at Pacific Lutheran University.


Learn about the available scholarships, deadlines and application procedures.


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