Advisory Board

Board Members:

Chris Brubeck

Chris Brubeck is a composer, bassist, pianist, guitarist, trombonist, and vocalist currently living in Wilton, Connecticut. He is the second eldest son of Dave and Iola Brubeck.  Chris is a much sought-after composer, and in the last few years has been commissioned to write many innovative works. His compositions have been performed by orchestras all around the world.

Darius Brubeck
Darius Brubeck is a pianist, composer, educator, bandleader, and historian currently living in London, England. He is the eldest son of Dave and Iola Brubeck. He taught at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa and is now a senior research associate of the School of Music there, and leads the London-based Darius Brubeck Quartet.

Donald V. DeRosa
Don DeRosa is President Emeritus of University of the Pacific. During his tenure at Pacific, he led the creation of distinctive programs, elevated the University's national visibility, expanded student leadership development programs, expanded partnerships with the local and other communities, and established a rigorous commitment to quality, innovation, and collaboration. Dr. DeRosa's vision and leadership led to the creation of the Brubeck Institute.

Daniel Ebbers 
Daniel Ebbers, interim Dean and Professor of Voice, joined the faculty of the University of the Pacific in the fall 0f 2004.  He holds the B.M. in voice from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the M.M. in voice from the University of Southern California.  In the Conservatory of Music, Professor Ebbers teaches vocal performance and has been the Managing Director and Instructor at the Pacific Opera Institute.

Richard S. Jeweler
Richard S. Jeweler is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford Law School.  He has practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. Throughout that time he has represented Dave and Iola Brubeck and their family in legal and business matters, including in the music and recording industries.

Mary Somerville
Mary Somerville earned a PhD from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati; a master's degree from the Goddard-Cambridge Graduate Program in Social Change at the Goddard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a master's degree in Library Studies from the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She has an impressive body of scholarship that advances collaborative design of organizational communication systems and library service models that enhance an institution's student-centered teaching and learning mission.