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Pacific arts center feted as top facility in nation

by: COURTESY PHOTO - Taylor-Meade, Pacific Universitys performing arts building, was ranked among the top 15 college arts buildings in the nation. BestValueSchools.com has ranked Pacific University’s Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center 14th nationally among its “25 Most Amazing University Performance Arts Centers.”

Home to Pacific University’s Music Department, the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center opened in 1993 and features a 400-seat McCready Hall performance venue, the Burlingham Rehearsal Room, a piano lab and nine practice rooms.

McCready Hall annually showcases the Music Department’s various ensembles, including the Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band and Philharmonic orchestra, as well as the university’s annual Performing Arts Series featuring renowned musicians and actors. Additionally, a number of internationally known celebrities and scholars and authors have presented lectures in the hall such as Ed Asner, Olympian John Carlos, the Vienna Boys Choir, singer-songwriter John Sebastian, journalists Dave Zirin and Eric Schlosser, columnist Dan Savage and AIDS Quilt founder Cleve Jones.



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