Gonzaga Music Department

Welcome to the Music Department at Gonzaga!

Since 1887 and serving over 700 students each semester, we are a center of vibrant performance and creative study for music manors, minors and non-majors from all disciplines. Gonzaga students and faculty integrate musical excellence and innovation through a liberal arts education that includes performance, festivals, tours, interdisciplinary collaboration, and research.

Majors and non-majors alike combine their passion for music with pursuing lives of leadership and service for the common good. Musical artists ensemble our community, nation, and world to inspire others, to creatively seek new solutions and to build bridges among diverse people.

Our Program values student-mentor relationships and focuses entirely on undergraduate students.  Our students benefit from small classes, music leadership opportunities and faculty-sponsored internships and research fellowships.  All students enrolled in ensembles or lessons have access to newly refurbished practice rooms and a technology lab with keyboard interfaces, allowing students to compose, edit and arrange music.

We are accredited as an associate member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our program looks forward to the opening of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, a transformative $30 million facility made possible by an extraordinary $55 million gift from the late Miss Myrtle Woldson - the largest gift in University history.  The estimated 57, 550 square-foot, two-story building, expected to be completed by winter 2018, sets in motion a new era for Gonzaga's leadership in the creative arts and the humanities while providing a magnificent venue for the entire community.  Pfeiffer Partners of Los Angeles is the lead architect for the facility with Bernardo-Wills Architects of Spokane. The theatre and music consultant is Auerbach Pollock Friedlander of San Francisco. The building targets “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.  You can read more at Gonzaga News Service.

502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0079

Dr. Timothy Westerhaus
Chair, Music Department
Phone: (509) 313-6733
(800) 986-9585, ext. 6733