Timothy M. Dueppen

Associate Professor of Trombone
Office: Music 206
Phone: 409-880-8068
Email: tdueppen@lamar.edu


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance, Minor in Music History, University of Houston
  • Master of Music in Performance and Literature, The Eastman School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music, University of California Los Angeles

Prior to his appointment at Lamar in 2014, Dr. Timothy Dueppen was visiting assistant professor of brass, jazz and music history at Montana State University, adjunct professor of low brass at Nazareth College, and the assistant director of the Eastman Trombone Choir while studying under legendary trombonist Dr. John Marcellus. He also was the director of the University of Houston trombone choir from 2010-2011 and the Nazareth College trombone choir from 2006-2008. Dr. Dueppen has toured with John Marcellus in New York and Pennsylvania, including performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the National Presbyterian Cathedral in Washington D.C. Additionally, he was a member of the international brass quintet “Metales M5” and toured extensively throughout Canada, Mexico, South America and the United States with the group. He has given master classes at numerous colleges, universities and secondary schools, including master classes at the International Festival of Music in Cartagena, Colombia.

Dr. Dueppen has been seen on international television for his performances in Colombia, Canada and the United States, and is currently working on a recording of new music for trumpet and trombone with Bach trumpet artist Alan Klaus. He is an active freelance trombonist in the U.S. and has also performed with jazz greats Horace Silver, John Clayton, Bill Watrous, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, among others. In addition, Dr. Dueppen has played with the Houston Symphony (as a member of Virtuosi of Houston), Disney Jazz Band, Opera Pasadena Festival Orchestra, Golden States Pops Orchestra, Lone Star Lyric Opera, Intermountain Opera Orchestra, Montana Ballet Orchestra and others. Most recently, he served as principal trombonist with the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, and was active as an orchestral representative. He has made recordings for the Disney Corporation and recently recorded music for the 2011 Miss USA Pageant. In addition, he has studied and worked with Bill Booth, Jens Lindemann, Tommy Johnson, Allen Barnhill, Brian Kauk and Alain Trudel.

Additionally, Dr. Dueppen has spoken at numerous conferences and festivals, including the 2013 Northwest Tuba and Euphonium Conference, and the 2013 Montana Music Educator’s Workshop Series. He is an active conductor, working recently as guest conductor/clinician for the 2013 Southwest Montana Honor Band in Ennis, and conducting the Bozeman City Band.  Dr. Dueppen is a performing artist sponsored by the Denis Wick Company based out of London, and presents for the corporation at numerous events, including the Midwest Clinics in Chicago. Dr. Dueppen recently performed and recorded with the MUN Wind Ensemble at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada and was a guest clinician and artist. Additionally, he was a speaker for the LAUSD All District Marching Band in December of 2013, and will give a series of lectures, performances, and clinics at Wake Forest University in April of 2015. Dr. Dueppen plays a Denis Wick 4BL on his large tenor trombone and a 10CS on his small tenor trombone.

As a researcher, Dr. Dueppen is one of only a handful of trombone scholars in music history, and is currently working on turning his dissertation ("Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s use of the Trombone as Sacred Signifier in his operas") into a book and series of articles, and is beginning a project that examines the trombone’s use by Joseph Krottendorfer in the symphonic medium 40 years prior to Beethoven.

Dr. Dueppen is proud to currently perform as a member of the Lamar Faculty Brass Quintet and the Alias Brass Company. For more information, please visit his website at www.trombonetim.com.