Join us for the 2022 Pacific Woodwind Day Saturday, September 17, 2022!

The Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific invites all woodwind instrumentalists to participate in Pacific Woodwind Day on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This event is open to college and high school students, as well as community members, and features headlining guests Splinter Reeds, the West Coast's first reed quintet comprised of five innovative musicians with a shared passion for new music. Pacific Woodwind Day includes performances, masterclasses, and workshops aimed at woodwind players.

In addition to participating in activities throughout Saturday, Splinter Reeds will perform a full concert on Friday, September 16th at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall. Admission is free!

Pacific Woodwind Day
Registration fees
  • $40 registration (includes lunch ticket and t-shirts)

  • $30 discounted group rate for 10 or more students

  • $15 registration (does not include lunch ticket and t-shirt) *register online & pay at the event

Program Highlights
Participants of Pacific Woodwind Day will
  • Play together in a large woodwind ensemble - all levels welcome!
  • Enjoy lunch with fellow musicians
  • Shop for woodwind supplies and instruments in our vendor room
  • Attend a master class led by UOP's internationally renowned applied woodwind faculty
  • Choose from a variety of workshops led by guest artists Splinter Reeds and UOP faculty
  • Tour our vibrant campus
  • Invite friends and family to hear you during the final concert with UOP woodwind students and the UOP woodwind faculty
  • Mingle at the post-concert reception with friends, family and other students

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Check-in

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Masterclasses with Pacific Faculty

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Parent Session with Director of Conservatory Admissions Jessica Siena

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Visit our Vendors

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — "Pacific Tiger Wind Ensemble": Sectionals

Noon — Lunch at DeRosa University Center (DUC)

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Choose Your Own Adventure - Each workshop will be 30 minutes and repeat, so you can choose two!

Performing Fundamentals Workshops
  • Workshop #1: Improve your breathing with Jeff Anderle
  • Workshop #2: Infusing pop tunes into your scales and long tones with Brittany Trotter
  • Workshop #3: Intro to reed making with Kyle Bruckmann and Nicolasa Kuster
  • Workshop #4: Improvisation 101 with Dana Jessen

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Visit our Vendors

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Campus Tour

3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — "Pacific Tiger Wind Ensemble" Rehearsal

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Woodwind Day Concert featuring "Pacific Tiger Wind Ensemble" and Pacific students

4:30 p.m.  Reception

Faculty for Pacific Woodwind Day

Guest Artist
Splinter Reeds

The ground-breaking quintet Splinter Reeds includes faculty member Prof. Kyle Bruckmann, oboe, along with Bill Kalinkos, clarinet, Nicole Roman, saxophone, Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet and Dana Jessen, bassoon.

Splinter Reeds will perform in the Recital Hall on Friday, September 16th at 7:30pm.
Admission is free!


Visit our vendors during the time blocks of 10:30 - 11:00am, 2:30 - 3:00pm and 3:30 - 4:00pm, or anytime throughout the day!