Bio

Timothy DeWitt, D. M. A.

 

With three decades of experience in collegiate brass teaching and professional performance, I am invested in providing dynamic brass instruction (lessons, clinics, master classes, and coaching) to students of all ages and ability levels.  

Having earned degrees from West Virginia University, Bowling Green State University, and the Eastman School of Music, I am a former member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, and a former professor at Alderson-Broaddus College.  I currently serve as adjunct brass professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College (studio brass) and West Virginia University (brass pedagogy).

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Timothy DeWitt, D. M. A.

As long-time professor of music at Alderson-Broaddus College, Timothy DeWitt, taught high and low brass, and courses including music listening and analysis, conducting, and brass pedagogy. Under his direction, the AB Brass became a regionally recognized ensemble, having toured primarily the Eastern United States and Canada, but also undertaking European travel to Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.  Their concerts and their outreach to churches and schools have been judged as professional.

 

A member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, from 1985 to 2002, DeWitt has also performed with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Bedford Springs Festival Orchestra, the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival's Symphony at Deep Creek, the West Virginia Symphonette, and the Tower Brass Quintet. A former student of Charles Geyer, Edwin Betts, and Roger Sherman, DeWitt holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance and Literature (Trumpet) from the Eastman School of Music; a Master of Music Degree in Performance from Bowling Green State University, Ohio; and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Applied Music from West Virginia University.

 

Honors include his being named AB's Outstanding Faculty of the Year of 2006 (an award voted upon by the student body), having an endowed music scholarship established in his name (initiated by the family of one of his former students, John Garcia, and in conjunction with a matching gifts program of Norfolk-Southern), and having a piece commissioned by current and former students to honor his recently departed golden retriever, Barclay.  The brass studio at Alderson Broaddus now carries his name as the result of a substantial gift made to the University in his honor by two alumni, Drs. David and Karen Rainey.

 

Current and former students from his studio have been named semi-finalists and winners in state, regional, and national solo and chamber music competitions, and have been accepted (and awarded assistantships) for graduate study at major schools of music throughout the country.  Former students hold collegiate and public school teaching positions throughout the eastern United States and Canada, some having performed with such prestigious ensembles as the River City Brass Band, The Brass Roots, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra, the Westmoreland Symphony, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Army Blues, and numerous United States Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force Bands throughout this country, Europe, and Asia.

 

A participant of the Northeast Wind Conducting Symposium, DeWitt studied conducting under clinicians Stephen Peterson, formerly of Ithaca College, NY, and Mallory Thompson of Northwestern University. Also an adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competition, he is currently adjunct professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College (studio trumpet, horn, and trombone), and West Virginia University (Brass Pedagogy).

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