Music at Peninsula College

It's never too early or too late to study music.

Even better, if jazz is your passion you’ve come to the right place.

Our outstanding professors will help you develop your own talents and musical stylings as you study and practice with other college students and community members. 

You’ll also have lots of opportunities to perform. Our Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal groups present several concerts each year, and play to a dedicated and enthusiastic fan base that can’t wait for their next performances. No wonder the groups are becoming the musical toast of the Olympic Peninsula!

Recent guest artists who have given clinics for the PC Jazz Ensemble and Port Angeles community include: Ted Brancato (NY), Dmitri Matheny (SF), and Rob Tapper (Univ. of Montana).

In addition, the Music department offers an appreciation course in general music and in the history of rock music. Students can also receive individual instruction in piano and guitar.


Music Samples

Title: “PC@50”
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Composer: David P. Jones (commissioned by Peninsula College to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college)
Performers: Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble, David P. Jones (conductor and keyboards).  June 5, 2012 in Maier Concert Hall. 

Title: Django – excerpt (5:25)
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Composer: John Lewis
Performers: Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble
Concert: Feb. 25, 2009 at Little Theater (PC) 


Maier Hall Concert Series

The Maier Hall Concert Series, founded in October, 2012, brings nationally- and internationally-known musicians to our “jewel-box” recital hall four times annually. The series has sold out every concert in the current (second) season and has included some of the finest musicians in the Pacific Northwest as well as guests from Denmark and Switzerland.

View current schedule