University of the Pacific’s brass faculty can be heard performing across the U.S. in ensembles such as the San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale or Oakland Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. They have expertise in classical, chamber, jazz, modern and early music. Pacific students benefit from this diverse experience and receive weekly lessons tailored to their specific needs and goals. In addition, students participate in studio classes, master classes of world-renowned guest artists, and have access to professional level instruments.


Bruce Chrisp, low brass

Bruce Chrisp, low brass


Sadie Glass

Sadie Glass, horn


Leonard Ott

Leonard Ott, trumpet


Students have access to artist-level instruments

At Pacific’s Conservatory of Music students practice and perform on top-level, professional-quality brass instruments.


    • Richard Seraphinoff Replica Natural Horn, Antoine Halari Model with full set of crooks and removable sauterelle valves; a replica horn, Paris, ca. 1810 (1)
    • Jungwirth Replica Natural Horn, Lausanne model with full set of crooks; a replica horn in the Bohemian tradition (previously owned by former principal horn of the San Francisco Symphony, Robert Ward)
    • Alexander 1107 Descant Horn (previously owned by former Canadian Brass hornist, Bernhard Scully)


    • Schagerl Rotary Trumpets (2)
    • Schilke E31 E Flat/D Trumpets (2)
    • Schilke P5-4 Piccolo Trumpets (2)
    • Getzen Ettern Cornets (3)
    • RS Berkeley Inc. Flugelhorns (4)


    • Yamaha Alto Trombone, YSL-871 (1)
    • Conn 88h Tenor Trombone (1)
    • Bach 42B Tenor Trombone (1)
    • Shires Tenor with F attachment (1)
    • Shires Bass Trombone (1)


    • PT6 Model CC Tubas (2)
    • Mirafone Belcanto F Tuba (1)
    • Adams E3 Compensating Euphonium (2)
    Student Performance
    Braydon Ross

    Braydon Ross performs Dmitri Shostakovich's Festive Overture (Horn Sextet, arr. Takahshi). This performance was presented as part of the 2021 Conservatory Honors Recital, at the University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music.


    Horn Choir, Pacific Brass Society, Percussion Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble

    Ensemble Performance
    Pacific Brass Society

    Founded in 2022 by Professor Sadie Glass and student Reese Romero, the Pacific Brass Society (PBS) is an official club at Pacific for any student interested in brass music and performance. PBS performs throughout campus, at the DUC, Morris Chapel and Concert Hour. If you are interested in joining PBS, contact Sadie Glass at