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Timothy Dzida


Timothy Dzida is a professional modern and baroque trumpet performer, and highly experienced classroom and instrumental music educator. He began his journey when he was only 9 years old and immediately gained a passion for music and the trumpet, earned awards such as the Lewis Armstrong and John Phillip Sousa awards, and it was not until he was 19 that he decided he wanted to pursue a professional career in music. In 2018, Timothy graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Music in Performance with an “Outstanding Performer” award, recognition on a music lecture on Beethoven’s Mass in C, and listed on the dean’s list. He then went on to England, that same year, where he attended the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music in pursuit of his Master’s. During his Master’s is when he grew fond of the baroque trumpet and decided to have an emphasis in the instrument and have a secondary focus on historical performance. He gained popularity amongst the college’s early music ensembles and was selected as principal baroque trumpet for many, including the RNCM Baroque Brass Ensemble led by well-known trombonist and sacbutist Sue Addison. He also performed as principal trumpet for many other ensembles inside and outside of the college, including the Kellie Consort in Scotland with special instruction from well-known trombonist and historic instrumentalist, John Kenny. Among his teachers, Timothy has had trumpet instruction from Michael Santorelli (former assistant principal of the Midland Odessa Symphony), Murray Grieg (current head of wind, brass, and percussion at the RNCM), Paul Archibald (famed international trumpeter), and natural trumpeter David Hendry (trumpeter of the Gabrieli Consort). Throughout his educational and professional career, Timothy also had a passion for chamber music, organizing and participating in trumpet ensembles, and numerous brass ensembles including the Yellow Rose Brass Ensemble, the Presto Brass Trio, Concordia Brass Ensemble, and the Quintuplets Brass Quintet. Most recently, along with colleagues, Timothy has formed the International Baroque Consort with friends Marina Sanchez Cabello, Tiffany Vong, and Victoria Armillotta, where he acts as the chairman and baroque trumpet player. It was at the end of his Master’s degree that Timothy also grew in adoration and appreciation for music education. After graduating from the RNCM, with a distinction in practical pedagogy, he attended Manchester Metropolitan University (partnered with the RNCM) to gain a master’s-level certification in music education called a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary) with Specialist Instrumental Teaching. Timothy is also a certified teacher on the state of Colorado. He has taught in three schools in England, including one music academy where he is currently head of brass and composition. He has also been the head of middle school music for Omar D. Blair Charter School in Denver, Colorado, and head of summer music at Colorado Academy. Timothy has has also hosted masterclasses at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, Colorado and the University of Kentucky, and was a featured artist with the IBC through the Historic Brass Society, and a judge for the North American Baroque Trumpet Competition in 2022. He was additionally a guest lecturer for the Colorado State University trumpet studio. When he is not performing and teaching general music, Timothy leads brass clinics, and runs early years music sessions for kids and their dads. He is also an avid tonal contemporary composer with a broad understanding of instrumental voicing, creating pieces with memorable melodies and rich harmonies. Recently, Timothy has released a book of “10 Profiles for Unaccompanied Trumpet” for the advancement of the professional player, and an organ and cello commission called, “Our Lady of Guadalupe”.