Professor, Trumpet and Director of Bands
Dr. Timothy Meyer Altman is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). He teaches trumpet, conducting, and is the Director of Bands (conducting the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band). He was Chair of the Department of Music at UNCP for 10 years (National Association of Schools of Music accredited). He taught instrumental and general music at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university level in Virginia, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Altman was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Malta during spring 2019. North Carolina governor, Roy Cooper, appointed him to the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Symphony in 2017. He has had Lectureships at Ludwigsburg University (Germany) in 2017 and 2018.
He led the UNCP Wind Ensemble in performances at the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) conference in 2005, 2008, and 2014 with guest conductors Brian Balmages, Sam Hazo, Robert W. Smith, Jay Bocook, and his father, Ed Altman (a distinguished music educator in Virginia). Dr. Altman also led the UNCP Trumpet Ensemble in performances at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) conference in 2012, 2014, and 2017. He has commissioned new music from Eric Ewazen, James Sochinski, James Hosay, Kyle Newmaster, Joe Sheehan, and Kevin McKee. His music articles have been published in Teaching Music (NAfME), the North Carolina Music Educator, Keynotes, and the ITG journal.
Altman completed his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in trumpet performance at the University of Kentucky (studying with Terry Everson). He also has Music Education degrees from Virginia Tech (BA) and the University of Wisconsin-Whitwater (MME). He has performed at international conferences (Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Trumpet Guild, etc.). Altman performed/lectured at the Royal College of Music (London); Amman, Jordan (middle east); Bologna and Trento, Italy; Ludwigsburg, Germany; Mexico City, Mexico; Malta, Puerto Rico, and throughout the U.S. He is principal trumpet of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (NC) and the Carolina Philharmonic. He has performed with The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, trumpets Allen Vizzutti, Terry Everson, Vince DiMartino, and many more international artists. His latest CD “Baroque Music for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Harpsichord” is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and YouTube.
Dr. Altman is a Yamaha Artist.