Conservatory of Music
Community Engagement

Pacific is committed to community engagement, a notion stronger than “outreach”.

Briana Bacon

Assistant Dean for Development

Conservatory of Music


Briana comes to the Conservatory with over ten years of fundraising experience. Her previous roles have included Director of Development for the Brubeck Institute and Assistant Dean for the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific. Briana has over 22 years of experience working with non-profits in the arts and social sector. She received her MA in Organizational Behavior from Alliant University and BA in Sociology from University of California, Santa Cruz. You can find her working with donors, faculty, students and staff to illustrate the impact that Philanthropy can have on generations. Briana enjoys spending time gardening, baking, and adventures with her family and four-legged kids.

Pacific’s legacy as a center for highly skilled and certified music educators is celebrated throughout California.

Pacific is committed to community engagement, a notion stronger than “outreach”. Today the trajectory of the student population enrollment in Music Schools nationwide is decreasing for those identifying as “White,” and increasing as those who identify as “non-white.” The community with which a University teaches music must include a willingness to have a conversation around whose music is being taught and how the constant recreation of material is recreating the cultural narrative regarding music as a bridge-builder for community. Through educational partnerships and interfaces within multiple musical disciplines and community services, the Conservatory will utilize its expertise to enhance the musical opportunities available to all students in the region.


Conservatory of Music