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 workshop and festival schedule is:


  • 2018 Summer Opera Workshop, 8th Year Anniversary, James Brown, Director / July 1-15, 2018 (By audition only)
    • Fully furnished traditional and apartment style housing options are available for this event.

September/ October


February / March

  • Elementary Choral Festival, Linda J. Miller, Director / February 10, 2018
  • Choral Invitational, Richard Nance, Director / March 1-2, 2018
  • Guitar Festival, Elizabeth C.D. Brown, Director / March 10, 2018