Sadie Glass

Sadie G.

Sacramento, CA

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Sadie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2008

Sadie is a professional horn player, living and performing the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area. Acclaimed for her “polished tone”, Glass appears regularly as soloist and principal horn with period-instrument and modern ensembles across North America, including American Bach Soloists, Mercury: the Orchestra Redefined, and Sacramento Philharmonia and Opera.

Sadie is on faculty at the Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, CA, where she provides applied lessons to horn and trumpet majors, coaches chamber ensembles, and teaches academic courses.

She believes in all students having a strong understanding of fundamentals and assists students on all areas of musicianship from solo to orchestral training. Along with modern technique, she teaches natural horn and baroque horn techniques. Whether you want to learn horn, trumpet, or have Sadie work with your chamber ensemble, she is happy to tailor lessons to each student’s needs, developing creative and engaging lessons.

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Brass Teaching Artist
Aug 2016 - Present
Valley Vibes El Sistema Program

As the Brass Teaching Artist at Valley Vibes El Sistema Program, I work with students in first grade through 8th grade learning trumpet and trombone. Through daily lessons, we work on orchestra and wind ensemble music, theory and musicianship, singing, and brass technique.

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Adjunct Professor
Sep 2013 - Present
Pacific Union College

Currently, I am on faculty at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, CA where I have worked for the past three academic years. While at PUC I have taught both horn and trumpet applied lessons, created and taught the brass performance and horn pedagogy classes, coached the PUC horn quartet, and taught the music synthesis course using Cubase. I have assisted students and community members with graduate school auditions and applications, summer festival applications, and recitals. I have recruited students by visiting high schools, adjudicated festivals, and as a guest clinician, lecturer, and performer.

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Freelance Professional Musician
Aug 2010 - Present
Professional Orchestras and Ensembles throughout America

As a freelance professional musician, I travel throughout the country to perform and present lectures as a soloist and with ensembles. I have performed with some of the country's premier early music groups such as American Bach Soloists and Mercury: the orchestra redefined. I also perform in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area with modern orchestras, such as Santa Rosa Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, and Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera.

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Private Lesson Instructor
Aug 2008 - Present
Sadie Glass Private Lesson Instructor

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008 across the country. I teach horn, trumpet, natural horn, and baroque horn. Here is a quote from parent:

"Sadie Glass' evident passion and dedication inform each lesson she teaches our son, Ike. In addition to technique and theory, Sadie takes time to unfold some nuance in the exercises and compositions Ike studies with her. His trumpet performance has improved significantly since beginning his work with Sadie."

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Master of Music - Horn Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Bachelor of Music - Horn Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2011
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Positive Change Grant
Sep 2015
Napa Valley Unified School District
Orchestra Institute Napa Valley Education Grant
Jan 2014
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater


Early Music America
Mar 2016

Early Music America (EMA) is a not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA's goal is to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. EMA's members receive a quarterly magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and benefits including access to reduced-rate insurance, discounts on publications, concerts, and festivals, and eligibility for grants, awards and scholarships. With its broad membership, including professional performers, ensembles, presenters, instrument makers, amateur musicians, and audience members, Early Music America serves as an advocate for the field throughout the continent.

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International Horn Society
Mar 2008

Since 1970, The International Horn Society (IHS) has been an organization of people from around the world drawn together with a mutual interest in the horn. We are dedicated to the performance, teaching, composition, research, preservation, and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.

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Photos & Videos

Performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Mercury: the orchestra redefined in Houston, TX on period instruments, 2016.

Sadie Glass performs Bach's Mass in B Minor, Quoniam, on period instruments.
Sadie Glass performs with Bay Area's Dirty Cello, for a non-traditional classical music video.
This video displays Sadie's work as an Artist Partner at an arts immersion elementary school.
Performing at the Valley of the Moon Festival summer 2016.

Performing at TEDx Napa Valley, 2015.
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2 Reviews

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David Sep 20, 2016
French Horn · In home

Sadie has helped my playing tremendously:
1. Provided motivation to practice.
2. Provided material appropriate to my needs and desires. Plays duets with me.
3. Gives encouragement to persevere.
4. Always on time and doesn't miss lessons.
5. Acts in a professional manner at all times.
6. Answers any and all questions that I may have regarding horn playing.

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Oigocosas Sep 20, 2016
Trumpet · In home

sadie glass inspires my son as a teacher and as a performing professional. very dedicated to teaching her students!

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