Music Management Faculty
"Welcome to Music Management at the University of Evansville! This degree offers you the unique opportunity to combine the intense study of music with a quality business education at the newly constructed Schroeder Family School of Business. Let me introduce you to what makes our UE management degree unique.
First, we believe that every student should become a skilled musician regardless of his/her degree choice. Our students study applied music for four years, perform in variety of ensembles, play regularly on recitals and perform a senior solo recital.
Second, my colleague Dr. Josenhans and I teach our music management courses through the eyes of professional musicians with training in technology and the many facets of the music industry. Combining this with a strong core in business, we enable you to choose from among multiple career possibilities: arts administration as well as diverse careers in music retail, technology, and artist management.
We look forward to meeting you when you come to UE to attend an Open House, or audition for admission to the department. For more information, feel free to contact us at 800-423-8633, ext. 2742 or fill in the online form."Dr. Timothy Zifer, Professor of Music
Timothy Zifer, DMA
Professor of Music
Dr. Timothy Zifer, Professor of Music, holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Ohio University, a master of music in trumpet performance from Louisiana State University, and a doctorate in trumpet performance with a minor in wind conducting from Louisiana State University. Dr. Zifer teaches courses in applied trumpet, UE Jazz Ensemble I, UE Trumpet Ensemble, jazz studies, and music management. Dr. Zifer received the Dean's Teaching Award in 2010.
Dr. Zifer is the principal trumpet of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and is an active soloist and recitalist. He also serves as the principal trumpet and founding member of the Shepard Brass (UE Faculty Brass Quintet). Most recently, Dr. Zifer recorded Robert Russell Bennett's Rose Variations with the UE Wind Ensemble.
Prior to taking over the jazz program, Dr. Zifer served as director of bands (1996-2008). During this time the University of Evansville wind ensemble toured over 20 states and appeared at the 2001 International Trumpet Guild Conference, competed in the 2002 International Hawaiian Music Festival, and performed at the 2006 and 2008 Indiana Music Educators Association conventions. The UE Jazz Ensemble I has performed and competed at the prestigious Elmhurst Jazz Festival from 2008-2012, having received two honorable mentions and recognition for an original composition by a student. The UE Trumpet Ensemble has performed at the 2001 and 2004 International Trumpet Guild Conferences as well as the 2011 University of Kentucky TrumpetFest. In 2001, Dr. Zifer served as the conference host for the International Trumpet Guild Conference on the campus of UE. The conference brought in over 800 attendees from around the world and featured recitals, lectures, exhibits, and clinics by some of the world's leading trumpet professionals.
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