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This profile was last updated on 3/9/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Dr. Brian Holmes

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Physics Professor

Phone: (408) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: San Jose, California, United States
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San José, California 95192
United States

Company Description: San José State University ( educates the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators and the professional workforce of tomorrow. The...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Punahou School
  • Bachelor's degree
    Pomona College
  • PhD , Experimental Low Temperature Physics
    Boston University
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SFCCO | CONCERT INFO, 9 Mar 2014 [cached]
Brian Holmes is a physics professor at San Jose State University, specializing in the physics of musical instruments. He usually composes for voice or chorus. During the last year, he has completed commissions for the Peninsula Women's Chorus, the Peninsula Girls Chorus, Pinewood School, and Castileja School.
Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes
Vivace Youth Chorus - Our Staff, 26 Feb 2014 [cached]
Brian Holmes, Resident Composer Brian Holmes was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, received a Bachelor's degree from Pomona College and earned a PhD in Experimental Low Temperature Physics from Boston University.
He joined the Physics Department of San José State University in 1985. He has often neglected his students to play in the San José Symphony and Opera San José. He is co-principal horn of the Peninsula Symphony, a member of the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra, and a member of the Menlo Brass Quintet.
He is also a nationally recognized expert on the physics of brass musical instruments, giving many invited talks all over the country. Brian prefers to compose for chorus or solo voice. He has published twenty compositions, won a dozen composition contests and completed a dozen commissions.
San Francisco Chapter NACUSA, 9 Mar 2014 [cached]
Brian Holmes (408) 293-2765
S.F. Chapter NACUSA Composers, 9 Mar 2014 [cached]
Brian W. Holmes (Horn) 1600 Hervey Lane San Jose CA 95125 (408) 293-2765 (h) (408) 924-5248 (w)
San Francisco Choral Artists, 21 Oct 2012 [cached]
Brian Holmes San Francisco Choral Artists
San Francisco Choral Artists
Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes writes for chorus because he enjoys how words and music interact. Largely sefl-taught as a composer, he has numerous performances, commissions, publications, and awards to his credit. He is a professor of physics at San Jose State, specializing in the physics of music.
The Choral Artists and our Bay Area audiences have enjoyed two of Brian Holmes' compositions in the past few years:
Home > SFCA & Composers > Brian Holmes Concerts his music was premiered
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