Octubafest at University of the Pacific is modelled after an annual fall celebration first held by Harvey Phillips at Indiana University in 1972. The event gives student musicians the opportunity to expose the audience to the brilliance of the tuba and euphonium.

The inaugural Pacific Octubafest will take place on Tuesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Conservatory Recital Hall. It will include a recital featuring students from Pacific Tuba-Euphonium Studio as well as master classes with renowned guest artists. 

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Master Class
With Theon Cross

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
11 a.m.
Rehearsal Hall

Award-winning UK tuba player and composer Theon Cross is a key component of London’s thriving jazz scene. One lucky high school student will be selected to perform and receive feedback from Theon either in person or virtually during the master class. To be considered, please submit the form below by Oct. 15, 2021.

Guest artist Theon Cross
Tuba players
Featured Event
Conservatory Student Recital

Tuesday, Oct. 26
7:30 p.m.
Conservatory Recital Hall

The performance features soloists from Pacific Tuba-Euphonium Studio as well as Pacific Tuba-Euphonium Quartet. The event is free and open to the public.

Closing Event
Brass Pop Hour

Thursday, Oct. 28
12:00 p.m.
DeRosa University Center

The closing event of Pacific Octubafest features a tuba-euphonium quartet and a horn quartet representing Pacific Brass Society. The concert is free and open to the public.

Pacific Horn Studio