Conservatory of Music
Community Engagement

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

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.

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