We have numerous music events to enjoy both as a performer and an audience member! By way of music performances to attend, we have many throughout the year. PUC's musicians, choirs and ensembles maintain rigorous performance schedules year round. The department is devoted to the study and practice of music, and exists to provide a first-rate music education that gives students advanced skills and knowledge of music history, repertory, and performance. PUC is known for its exceptional music department. In terms of opportunities for improving your music performance skills, leading the way is Dr. Severin Behnen, our Music Director. He earned MA degree from California Institute of the Arts and his PhD degree in Music Composition from UCLA. Severin loves a wide variety of musical styles including classical, bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde, and opera. He regularly performs with and composes for "Tango Nuevo," a quartet that he co-founded in 2003; developing a jazz group and has been a long time member of "The Blue Canvas Orchestra & Singers" which is a part of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (sha-ta-qwa), a non-profit performing arts organization. He also is involved with an Arab Music Ensemble called "Saffron Parade Arabesque". A talented composer, his works have been performed in a variety of venues, including Disney Hall in Los Angeles He has toured and performed throughout the United States, and in Asia. He also teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes at LA Valley College and has taught at the high school and college levels in Minnesota.