Conservatory of Music
Endowed Faculty Positions
Gifts of endowment allow donors to directly enhance the opportunity for the brightest minds to focus on advancing musical pedagogy and culture.
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.
A lasting impact
Endowed Professorships and Chairs are the highest academic award that the University can bestow on a faculty member.
It is a permanently paid for position that is created to have a lasting impact on the future education for generations of students. Such recognition is both an honor to the named holder of the appointment and also an enduring tribute to the donor who establishes it. Donors provide funds for the overall improvement of the Conservatory, but gifts of endowment allow donors to directly enhance the opportunity for the brightest minds to focus on advancing musical pedagogy and culture. These significant gifts of impact ensure that the most talented professors, researchers and students have the resources available to them to advance the art form in perpetuity.Give
Conservatory of Music Initiatives
Pacific is committed to community engagement, a notion stronger than “outreach”.More Information
“What’s Next” Initiative
In 2078 the Conservatory of Music will be 200 years old. What will music education be, how will communities use music to define identity, culture, expression?More Information
Funding and support for tours, competitions and residencies augment student education and bring notoriety and recognition to Pacific. A consistent touring presence strengthens experiential learning of students, by allowing them to gain the skills necessary to be successful in their careers.More Information