Orchestra Clinics at PLU

Each year youth orchestras and orchestras from high schools, junior highs and middle schools from throughout the region visit our campus in order to receive a clinic session from our faculty members. A clinic session can be a useful opportunity in a number of ways.

Your students have chance to receive feedback similar to what they might expect at a festival.
Your students receive solid teaching like you provide, but with a fresh voice and perspective.
Your ensemble can benefit form the acoustic feedback that an excellent venue like Lagerquist Hall has to offer.
Your students also get a window into musical life on a college campus.

While they are here your students can tour our campus and have lunch at one of our several campus restaurants.

Bring Your Orchestra To Our Stage!

Putting your orchestra on a great stage and exposing them to new voices is just one more excellent tool for pushing them to the next level. If you want to arrange a visit, contact us with the date(s) you have in mind. Contact Ryan Marsh to start the process.


Contact Jeffrey Bell-Hanson.

Available Clinicians:

Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Associate Professor of Music and Orchestra Conductor
Svend Rønning, Associate Professor of Music, Chair of String Studies, Instructor of Violin

For more information

…about orchestra clinics at PLU, or a PLU clinician at your school, contact Ryan Marsh, Administrative and Performance Manager, in the PLU Music Department, or Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Conductor of the PLU Orchestras.

You can help expedite arrangements for your visit by downloading a version of the request form below. You may fill in the Word version on your computer or use the PDF version to print and fill out by hand. Please e-mail it back to Ryan Marsh or send it to:

Ryan Marsh, Administrative and Performance Manager
Department of Music, Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, WA  98447

School Visit Request Form (Word Doc)
School Visit Request Form (PDF)