President’s Inaugural Concert features our world-class faculty musicians

The Department of Music and School of Arts and Communication honor the inauguration of President Thomas W. Krise in a special concert featuring 31 of our world-class music faculty on Tuesday, September 25 at 8pm in Lagerquist Concert Hall. Performances will feature all the faculty resident ensembles…

WATCH: Drum Taps: Nine Poems on Themes of War

Join us for the closing event in the 2012 SOAC Focus Series. Enjoy a small gallery in Lagerquist lobby with ceramics and printmaking works. These pieces are inspired by the themes around Drum Taps. May 15, 2012 7:00 Attend a pre-concert panel with Composer Greg…

New piano chair looks forward to a new chapter at PLU

After more than 25 years performing piano, Oksana Ezhokina opens a new chapter of her life as an Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of Piano Studies at PLU. Ezhokina performed in Lagerquist Concert Hall as a guest artist in 2000 for the very first…

Student Musicians Charm European Audiences

PLU’s Choir of the West and KammerMusikere Orchestra toured Germany and France this past summer with great success. The two groups – sometimes playing together, other times apart – performed numerous concerts at beautiful locations such as the Cathedral at Chartres and the Luxembourg Gardens…

Organist off the Grid

Tegels rides his bicycle every day, his common form of transportation, to and from his home close by. By Kari Plog ’11 Tegels, university organist and music professor, humbly underscores his efforts of sustainable living, saying he doesn’t have to go out of his way…

Think faster, work harder, feel more deeply

By Barbara Clements Looking back, Svend Rønning ’89 can’t remember when music wasn’t  part of his life. His mother was a piano teacher; his grandfather played the violin. In fact, he still occasionally uses a bow that his grandfather bought from a Sears and Roebuck…

Finding a special place at PLU

By David Robbins It all started so simply, yet signs were there. In the spring and summer of 1969, I was looking for my first college teaching job as I completed my graduate music degree at the University of Michigan. Like so many seeking their…