Conservatory of Music

Fostering music professionials.

The Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific is the first Conservatory on the West Coast, and the 7th to be founded in the United States, established in 1878. More than 140 years later, the Conservatory has shaped the lives of thousands of musicians and impacted not only the region, but the world. Notable Conservatory alumni such as Dave Brubeck and Yoshiaki Onishi infused into society an understanding that the musical arts build connection and community to cross all social and economic boundaries to changes lives and society.

3 out of 4 Conservatory of Music students receive merit aid awarded with generous gifts from donors.

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Gift Officers

Judy Nagai

Associate Vice President


Conservatory of Music

Eberhardt School of Business


Judy is responsible for oversight of the college and school-based major giving program on the Stockton campus. Having spent more than 20 years working in higher education, her purpose is to increase access to higher education through philanthropy. Judy holds a BS from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.