Saturday, June 10, 2023

Registration is now closed for the 2023 Pacific Single Reed Chamber Day.

The Pacific Single Reed Chamber Music Day is a regional event aimed at attracting single reed players ages 19 and younger throughout California and is hosted by the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific's Dr. Patricia Shands (clarinet) and Professor Ricardo Martinez (saxophone). Pacific is a private university in the heart of California's Central Valley and the Conservatory of Music is the first accredited professional music school on the West Coast. Participants will spend the day rehearsing and performing in single reed chamber music groups and will be coached by faculty and esteemed music educators from the Pacific family of teachers and alumni.


  9:30 am   Check-in

10:00 am   Welcome and How To Make Chamber Music

10:15 am   Rehearsal 1

11:00 am   Break

11:10 am   Rehearsal 2

12:00 pm   Lunch (provided)

 1:00 pm    Rehearsal 3

 2:00 pm    Presentation about Pacific

 2:30 pm    Dress rehearsal

 3:30 pm    Concert

Learn more about the clarinet and saxophone professors at Pacific

Patricia Shands

Clarinetist Patricia Shands has appeared to popular and critical acclaim throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. Her performances have been applauded by the critics of such publications as The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Il Giornale (Milan), Fanfare, and The American Record Guide. Dr. Shands joined the faculty of the University of the Pacific in 1995 where she is currently Professor of Clarinet and Program Director of Chamber Music in the Conservatory of Music.

Patricia Shands
Ricardo Martinez
Ricardo Martinez

Originally from San Jose, CA, Ricardo Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Saxophone at Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific. Martinez has performed concerts internationally in France, Scotland, and Japan. An avid chamber musician, Martinez earned Grand Prize in the 2019 Plowman Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in the 2017 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition and First Prize in the 2015 East Central Division MTNA Chamber Music Competition. Martinez studied under acclaimed saxophonists Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota, and Jean-Yves Fourmeau in France where he obtained the Médaille d’Or in saxophone and chamber music with honors at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise. Martinez completed graduate work at Indiana University where he served as Associate Instructor of Saxophone to Otis Murphy. Additional private instructors include David Henderson and William Trimble. Ricardo Martinez is a proud endorsing artist of BG France and Légère Reeds.