Sunday, March 3, 2024

The Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific invites all brass instrumentalists to participate in the 2nd Annual Pacific Brass Day on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event is open to middle school, high school, and college students, as well as community members.

Work with Pacific's brass faculty, Sadie Glass (horn), Leonard Ott (trumpet), and Bruce Chrisp (low brass) in a day of masterclasses, performances, workshops, vendors, and more. Pacific Brass Day features Fulbright scholar and brass authority on inner hearing and solfege training, Dr. Natalie Douglass Grana.

Join us at the end of the day to hear a recital featuring all participants in a mass brass choir, UOP faculty and students, and Dr. Grana. Admission is free! 

2024 Pacific Brass Day
Join Us!

A $30 registration fee includes all materials and on-campus lunch at the DeRosa University Center.


Brass Day
What to expect
  • Play together in a large brass ensemble - all levels are welcome!
  • Enjoy lunch with fellow musicians
  • Shop for brass supplies and instruments in our vendor room
  • Attend a master class led by Pacific's internationally renowned brass faculty
  • Invite friends and family to hear the final concert with Pacific brass students and brass faculty

9:00-9:30 am Check-in Faye Spanos Concert Hall Lobby
9:30-9:55 am Warm-up Sessions with Pacific Brass Faculty
10:00-10:50 am Masterclass with Guest Artist Dr. Natalie Douglass Grana
11:00-11:50 am Mass Brass Choir Rehearsal
12:00-12:50 pm Lunch at DeRosa University Center
1:00-1:30 pm Visit Our Vendors
1:30-1:55 pm Sectionals with Pacific Faculty and Students
2:00-2:50 pm Choose Your Elective, See Below for Offerings
3:00-3:30 pm Final Mass Brass Choir Rehearsal
3:30-3:50 pm Visit our Vendors 
4:00-5:00 pm Closing Concert 

Elective Offerings

  1. Alphorn Experience with Guest Artist Dr. Natalie Douglass Grana
  2. Composition for Brass with Program Director Dr. Andrew Conklin
  3. Vendors


Artist Biography
Natalie Douglass Grana

Dr. Natalie Douglass Grana is a hornist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Her integrative approach to teaching horn through singing and inner hearing has garnered international recognition, and she has worked with hundreds of students to develop fluency as hornists and complete musicians.

Dr. Grana holds a D.M.A. in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and an MM in Horn Performance and BME in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Guest Artist Natalie Douglass Grana


 Sadie Glass

Sadie Glass

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Leonard Ott

Leonard Ott

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Bruce Chrisp

Bruce Chrisp

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Contact Us

For more information about this event, please contact Sadie Glass, Assistant Professor of Practice.