Brass Music & Book Review!

PLU Music was featured twice in the most recent edition of the International Trumpet Guild Journal , an industry publication for trumpet players, teachers, manufactures, and music publishers. With thousands of members in over 60 countries, the Journal is an important resource for anyone interested…

PLU Lecturer wins Seattle competition

Erik Steighner, who teaches applied saxophone at PLU, was one of four solo winners in the 26th annual Frances Walton Competition. In addition to prize money, Steighner will go on a six-day winner’s tour September 13-18, 2015. When Erik Steighner was preparing to compete in…

Q&A: Meet John Paul, PLU’s new Department of Music Chair

Meet John F. Paul, the new Chair of the Department of Music and Associate Professor at Pacific Lutheran University. Before joining the PLU family at the start of the 2014-15 school year, Dr. Paul served for 13 years as Chair of the Department of Music…

The End of an Era

Dave Robbins Steps Down after 33 Years as Chair of the Department of Music Greg Youtz’s first glimpse of Dave Robbins was him strolling down a hallway in Eastvold, while his two-year-old daughter toddled along at his side, clutching his finger. “I remember thinking that…

Professor Emeritus David Dahl releases new CD: “The Organ Sings”

Professor Emeritus and former University Organist David Dahl released a new CD titled  The Organ Sings , which features compositions drawn from publications of his organ music over the past 25 years. The recording features organist Mark Brombaugh playing the renowned John Brombaugh pipe organ…

PLU choral conductor winner of The American Prize for 2013

Pacific Lutheran University’s professor and choral conductor, Richard Nance, was named the winner of The American Prize for 2013. Richard Nance is the Director of Choral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University where he has worked since 1992. At PLU, Nance conducts the Choir of the…

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…

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…