Tim Andersen

Tim Andersen's Biography

Tim Andersen has combined a successful performing career along with a successful teaching career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and throughout the country over the past thirty-one years.

Tim has performed with the Grammy nominated Dallas Winds for twenty-seven years and has held the position of Co-Principal Trumpet since 2007. He is also a member of the Imperial Brass. Tim performs, records and tours frequently with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, joining them on their European tour in the spring of 2013 and at the BRAVO VAIL Festival in Vail, Colorado. He is a faculty member at the Blast of Brass summer music camp and has performed numerous times at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention and Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. Tim can be heard on over twenty recordings with the Dallas Brass, Dallas Wind Symphony and Dallas Symphony Orchestra as well as the video game, Banner Saga, with music written by Grammy Award winning composer, Austin Wintory. Tim is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and Phi Beta Mu.

Tim began his teaching career in 1988. He has taught all levels of instrumental music from fifth grade general music through high school. He is now retired after twenty-five years of public school teaching. He is devoting his time to a private studio and performing. He is an active clinician in the North Texas area and has presented clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association convention and the Texas Bandmasters Association convention.

Tim received his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While attending the University of Nebraska, he won the International Trumpet Guild Student Solo Competition in 1981 and 1982. He also won the Music Teacher's National Association National Brass Competition in 1981. Tim received his Master of Music in trumpet performance from Indiana University as well as earning the coveted Performer's Certificate from that institution. He was a featured soloist at the second International Brass Congress in 1984. After relocating to Dallas in 1984, Tim began performing with the Dallas Brass. He toured with that group for three years and is featured on their first recording, Debut. He was a guest artist at the 1988 International Trumpet Guild conference as a member of the Dallas Brass. His primary mentors include Denny Schneider, Charles Gorham and Leonard Candelaria.

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