Sean Reusch, trombonist and educator, is highly sought-after throughout Southern California and beyond. He is currently a member of the Nittany Trombone Quartet and the Millennia Consort. Sean has enjoyed a varied performing career including solo, chamber, orchestral, studio, commercial, musical theater, and jazz. He was a founding member of the internationally touring brass quintet Presidio Brass for seven years and has performed with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Redlands Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Boston Brass and the Barnum and Bailey Circus as well as with top artists such as Placido Domingo, Dave Brubeck, Johnny Mathis, David Sanborn, Bernadette Peters, Eddie Daniels, Michael Crawford, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, Art Garfunkel, Barry White Michael Bublé, and Marvin Hamlisch. Sean has been heard in professional productions of Wicked, Book of Mormon, Kiss Me Kate, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Motown, Cinderella, Pippin, Kinky Boots, Newsies, Beautiful the Musical, Sound of Music, Matilda, Lion King, Hello Dolly, Aladdin, and the new Huey Lewis musical, The Heart of Rock and Roll.
Sean has a keen awareness for helping students and maintains a website full of information for trombonists, www.trombone101.com. He currently has a large private studio around San Diego county. He has been on faculty at University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, and Palomar College, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Sean has presented master classes at Louisiana State University, Penn State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, St. Norbert College, San Diego State University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Delaware, and University of Southern Mississippi. Many of his students have gone on to study music at prestigious colleges and conservatories around the US and now perform in symphony orchestras, jazz groups, military bands and rock bands as well as work as middle school and high school band directors, college trombone professors, private trombone instructors, composers, and music copyists. Sean has co-hosted the International Trombone Association young musician portion of the festival.
Sean began his studies in high school with Tom Hutchinson, Sr, and then pursued his undergraduate studies at Penn State University where he received his BA in Psychology, while minoring in music in the studio of Mark Lusk. He continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he earned an MM in Performance and studied with Hal Jenks. In addition, Sean worked on his doctoral studies at UCLA where he studied with Bill Booth.
Sean resides in Carlsbad, California, with his wife, Bridget, and their two children, Miles and Ruby, and golden retriever, Abby.
Sean is a Yamaha Artist.
I feel so incredibly fortunate to make music on my trombone and to teach music. I have had the great honor of teaching low brass students for over 23 years now. I LOVE to teach! I am extremely proud of all my students. Many have gone on to study music in college and have earned a Bachelors, Masters, or a Doctoral degree in music. My former students currently hold positions as middle school and high school band directors, are college trombone professors, private trombone instructors, composers, and music copyists, and perform in symphony orchestras, jazz groups, military bands and rock bands.
Here are some of the schools where my students studied music.
Berklee School of Music
Bowling Green University
Brigham Young University
Cal Poly Pomona
California State University Fullerton
California State University Long Beach
California State University Northridge
Cleveland Institute of Music
Eastman School of Music
Fresno State University
Interlochen Arts Academy
Louisiana State University
New England Conservatory
Northern Arizona University
Penn State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco Conservatory
State University of New York Purchase
Stoney Brook University
University of California Los Angelos
University of California San Diego
University of Delaware
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Texas
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Wisconsin
Western Michigan University
I have had the great pleasure of working with music students of all ages throughout the United States. I presented master classes at Cal State Northridge, Louisiana State University, Penn State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, St. Norbert College, San Diego State University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Delaware, and the University of Southern Mississippi.
In addition, I also love to set up master classes in San Diego for low brass players. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in presenting a master class or teaching private lessons.
Some artists that have presented a masterclass in San Diego include:
Chris Bassett, Bass Trombone with Jacksonville Symphony and Sante Fe Opera
Bill Booth, Principal Trombone with the LA Opera and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Studio Trombonist, Trombone Professor at UC Santa Barbara
Amy Bowers, lecturer at USC, freelance trombonist
Kyle Covington, Principal Trombone with the San Diego Symphony
James Decker, Trombone Professor at Texas Tech University
Dr. Andrew Glendening, Dean and Trombone Professor at the University of Redlands, Principal Trombone of the Redlands Symphony
Randall Hawes, Bass Trombonist with the Detroit Symphony
Chris Houlding, Head of Brass at Birmingham Conservatoire, Professor of Trombone and Brass Ensemble at the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen, Germany and Visiting Tutor at London's Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Alex Iles, Principal Trombone with the Long Beach Symphony, Studio Trombonist
Mark Lusk, Trombone Professor at Penn State University
Dr. Elisabeth Mandel, freelance trombonist in Nasville, TN
Dr. Natalie Mannix, Trombone Professor at North Texas University
Justin Mason, freelance trombonist
Mark Miller, LA freelance Bass Trombone,
trombone instructor at California State University San Luis Obispo
Ilan Morgenstern, Bass Trombone with the San Antonio Symphony and Houston Grand Opera
Toby Oft, Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony, Trombone Professor at the
New England Conservatory and Boston University
Donna Parkes, Principal Trombone with the Louisville Orchestra
Dr. Joe Skillen, Tuba/Euphonium Professor at the Louisiana State University
Tim Smith, Second Trombonist with the Buffalo Philharmonic
Robert Soto, Freelance trombonist, Trombone Professor at Fullerton College
Greg Spence, International Trumpet Performer and Teacher, Mystery to Mastery
Dr. Bruce Tychinski, Trombone Professor at the University of Delaware, Nittany Trombone Quartet
Dr. Chris Van Hof, Trombone Professor at Ball State University
David Vining, Trombone Professor at Northern Arizona University