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, The WHO, Hugh Jackman, 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 and teaches at Point Loma Nazarene University. He has been on faculty at University of California San Diego, San Diego State 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 Youth Workshop portion of the festival at the University of Redlands and was on faculty at the International Trombone Festival Youth Workshop at Ball State University in 2020.

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 Janks.  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, golden retriever, Abby, two cats, Shadow and Ivy, Mango the bunny, and 7 chickens.


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 24 years now.  I LOVE to teach!  I am extremely proud of all my students.  Many of my Middle School and High School students have performed in the Honor Bands and Orchestras in San Diego, All-Southern California Honor Groups, All-State California Honor Groups, and the National Youth Orchestra.  Several students have won prizes at National and International Music Competitions.  Many students 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

Biola University

Boston Conservatory

Boston University

Bowling Green University

Brigham Young University

Cal Poly Pomona

California State University Fullerton

California State University Long Beach

California State University Northridge

Cincinnati Conservatory

Cleveland Institute of Music

Drake University

Duquesne University

Eastman School of Music

Fresno State University

Indiana University

Interlochen Arts Academy

Louisiana State University

New England Conservatory

Northern Arizona University

Northwestern University

Oberlin Conservatory

Otterbein 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

Vanderbilt University

Western Michigan University

Wheaton College

I have had the great pleasure of working with music students of all ages throughout the world.  In the US 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. Brad Edwards, Trombone Professor at Arizona State University

           Dr. Andrew Glendening, Director of the University of Northern Illinois School of Music

           Randall Hawes, Bass Trombonist with the Detroit Symphony, Trombone Professor at

           Northwestern University

           Catie Hickey, Chicago freelance trombonist, Professor at Loyola University


           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

           Don Lucas, Trombone Professor at Boston University

           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​

               Peter Steiner, Internatonal Trombone Soloist


               Dr. Bruce Tychinski, Trombone Professor at the University of Delaware, Nittany Trombone


                Dr. Chris Van Hof, Trombone Professor at Ball State University

                David Vining,  Trombone Professor at Northern Arizona University

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