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 3, Issue 1 (2020)

Letter from the Editor


Letter from the Editor
Keith Hatschek



Amy: A Film Review
Lucas Dehner

Opinions & Analysis

Industry Profile

Curiosity Projects

Audio/Visual Projects


Vincent Ju and Jeff Crawford

cover art image for volume 3, issue 1 of backstage pass


Editor, Concert and Album Reviews
Nicole Wasnock, University of the Pacific, 2020
Editor, Industry News & Analysis
June Benoit, University of the Pacific, 2022
Editor, Industry Profiles
Jennifer Morrow, University of the Pacific, 2020
Keith Hatschek, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific
Publication Manager
Michele Gibney, University Libraries, University of the Pacific
Marketing Coordinator
R.J. Bagus, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific