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Timothy Farrell

Tim Farrell
Professor
Music, College of Fine Arts
UFA Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts 114-A
Phone: 605-677-5275
Bio:
Dr. Tim Farrell is Professor and Chair of the Music Department at USD. Before coming to the University of South Dakota, Dr. Farrell taught at Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado for twelve years where he was Director of Brass and Jazz Studies and Assistant Dean. In 2008, he won the highly coveted Alice Admire Teaching Award at Fort Lewis College. Dr. Farrell spends his summers teaching trumpet at the International Music Camp and performing with the International Brass Quintet. Tim is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and recently completed a trumpet method textbook with Dr. Del Lyren of Bemidji State University titled “Advanced Techniques for the Young Trumpeter.” Tim can also be seen on the Sound Innovations trumpet DVD published by Alfred Music.
Teaching Interests:
Trumpet, Jazz Ensemble, Brass, Conducting, Theory
Research Interests:
Brass Teaching Methods, Rehearsal Techniques
Education:
  • D.M.A. Trumpet Performance/Wind Conducting, University of Oregon, 2000
  • M.M. Trumpet Performance, Northwestern University, 1991
  • B.M.A. Music, Pacific Lutheran University, 1990
Awards and Honors:
  • US Professor of the Year (nominated), Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Alice Admire Outstanding Teacher Award, Fort Lewis College, 2008
  • Distinguished Service Award, International Music Camp, 2007
  • Yamaha Performing Artist, Yamaha Music , 2006
Presentations:
  • Farrell, T., Homburg, A., (2013, November). You Are It: Part II. Presented at the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference, Ames, IA.
  • Farrell, T. (2013, March). Reaching the Next Level with Your Jazz Ensemble . Presented at the South Dakota Music Educators, Pierre, SD.
  • Farrell, T. (2012, November). Taking Your Jazz Ensemble to the Next Level. Presented at the Iowa Music Educators Association, Ames, IA.
  • Farrell, T. (2012, July). You Are It: Effective Strategies for the Vocal AND Instrumental Teacher. Presented at the ISME International Society of Music Educators, Thessanoliki.
  • Farrell, T. (2012, April). You Are It: Effective Teaching Strategies for the Vocal AND Instrumental Teacher. Presented at the Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Farrell, T. (2012, April). Brass 101. Presented at the Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference , Tennessee.
  • Farrell, T. (2012, March). You Are It: Effective Teaching Strategies for the Vocal AND Instrumental Teacher. Presented at the North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference, Bismarck, ND.
  • Farrell, T. (2011, November). You Are It: Effective Teaching Strategies for the Vocal AND Instrumental Teacher. Presented at the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference, Ames.