The Pacific Union College Department of Music provides opportunities to understand, appreciate and perform great music. Our goal is to provide students with learning opportunities in theory, music history, ensembles, music education and performance. We train students to be performers, teachers, scholars and creators. We also encourage the development of an aesthetic, analytical and historical understanding of and appreciation for great music.

In addition, the department emphasizes social development through sharing of musical experiences in both performing and listening opportunities. We prepare the student for further study in graduate and professional school. Our students are involved in performances in church and worship services, teaching music lessons using techniques learned in pedagogy classes, participation in local, state and national musical contests, tours to such places as New York, Hawaii, Singapore, Scandinavia, Russia, and Australia, summer workshops, and the use of midi electronic instruments.

Music Scholarships

The department of music offers significant scholarships to talented student musicians who participate in college ensembles and/or major in music. Learn more on the Music Scholarships page.

Fast Facts

  • National statistics show that 66 percent of music students applying to medical schools are accepted, while only 44 percent of bio-chem majors who apply receive acceptance letters.
  • The music department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society in music, through its Theta Zeta chapter.
  • The mission of the music department is to prepare professional musicians and to educate students in developing enduring principles of beauty and truth in music.


Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508

Phone: (707) 965-6201
Fax: (707) 965-6738
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Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday 10 12, 1-5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 1-5 pm
Friday 10-1 pm