Backstage Pass is an annual music industry news and information publication created and edited by students at the University of the Pacific preparing for careers in the music business. Written communication in all forms is prized throughout the entertainment industry, whether the piece is an opinion article published in a trade publication or a succinct memorandum of understanding detailing the particulars of a performance agreement.

Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2018)

Letter from the Editor

Concert and Album Reviews


The 1st - Willow
Olivia Valentino

Opinion Pieces


Old vs. New Approaches
Christina Estes-Wynne

Industry Profile

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Editor, Industry News & Analysis
Jada Macias, University of the Pacific, 2019
Editor, Concert and Album Reviews
Nicole Wasnock, University of the Pacific, 2019
Editor, Industry Profiles
Rachel Hawkes, University of the Pacific, 2018
Keith Hatschek, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific
Publication Manager
Michele Gibney, University Libraries, University of the Pacific