Listen, Experience, Enjoy!

Listen, Experience, Enjoy!

Enjoy a variety of faculty and guest performances throughout the year.

Jacobsen Series

Established in 1984, this annual series celebrates faculty and guest talent in a variety of performances held at Schneebeck Concert Hall. The series was named in honor of Leonard Jacobsen, former chair of the piano department at Puget Sound.


Series subscriptions, available through mid-September, include admission for all nine performances throughout the season. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available online at or by calling the Wheelock Student Center at 253.879.3100.

  • Individual tickets: $15 general; $10 seniors, military, students, Puget Sound faculty/staff
  • Series subscription: $90 general; $63 seniors, military, students, Puget Sound faculty/staff
  • Admission is free for current Puget Sound students

Ticket sales support the Jacobsen Series Scholarship Fund, which awards annual music scholarships to an outstanding member of Sigma Alpha Iota, women's music fraternity.

2017-18 Performance Dates

7:30 p.m.

A Centennial Celebration of Jazz

Tributes to Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Thelonious Monk

Dawn Padula, vocalist; Tracy Knoop, alto saxophone; Bill Anschell, piano; Andre Thomas, drums; Rob Hutchinson, bass; Zach Armstrong ’18, trumpet; Kate Hart ’19, trumpet

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OCT. 20

7:30 p.m.

The Elements

A multimedia collaboration with TORCH, a contemporary chamber music ensemble

Brian Chin, trumpets; Eric Likkel, clarinets; Steve Schermer, double bass; Ben Thomas, vibes, percussion, bandoneon; Scott Kolbo, visual artist

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NOV. 3

7:30 p.m.

Guitar Images

Abe Landa, guitar, and guest artist David Sossa, guitar

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NOV. 19

2 p.m.

An Afternoon of Vocal Works

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Tanya Stambuk, piano

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JAN. 19

7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Cello Music

Alistair MacRae, cello
Cristina Valdés, piano

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FEB. 2

7:30 p.m.

Brahms in Context

Maria Sampen, violin, and guest artist Thomas Rosenkranz, piano

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FEB. 9

7:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Piano Trio

Tanya Stambuk, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello

FEB. 23

7:30 p.m.

Got Opera?—The Venture Beyond

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Christina Kowalski, soprano; Ryan Bede, baritone; Jesse Nordstrom, tenor


7:30 p.m.

Two Piano/One Piano Four Hands

Tanya Stambuk, piano, and guest artist Elyane Laussade, piano

Performances take place at Schneebeck Concert Hall. All artists and programs are subject to change without notification.

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Time & Location

Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall unless otherwise noted.

Seating is general.

Schneebeck Concert Hall is located on the campus of University of Puget Sound at N. 14th Street and Union Avenue in Tacoma, Wash.

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Contact Information

School of Music
1500 N. Warner St. #1076
Tacoma, WA 98416-1076