Pacific Lutheran University Orchestras

Zachary Lyman

Zachary Lyman

Assistant Professor of Music

253-535-7612 (office)



Music Theory 1, Music Theory 2, Applied Trumpet, Chamber Ensemble Coach, Director of the PLU Trumpet Ensemble


B.M., The Colleg of Wooster

M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

D.M.A., The University of Iowa


Zachary Lyman, Trumpet, is Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Music Theory at Pacific Lutheran University where he teaches classroom music, directs the trumpet ensembles, coaches chamber music, and performs with the Lyric Brass Quintet. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa where he was the recipient of the Iowa Performance Fellowship. Dr. Lyman also received the Bachelor of Music degree from The College of Wooster, and the Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include Dr. Daniel D’Addio (Hartt School of Music), Dr. Jack Gallagher (College of Wooster), Charles Schlueter (New England Conservatory, former principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), and David Greenhoe (University of Iowa, principal trumpet of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra). He is active as an orchestral, chamber, and solo performer, and has performed with the New England Philharmonic (Boston), Boston Philharmonic, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Quad Cities (Iowa), and Tacoma Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed as featured soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Lyman’s scholarly articles on his research into three modern completions of Charles Ives’s Universe Symphony have been published by American Music. His trumpet warm-up book Practical Daily Warm-Ups for Trumpet is forthcoming from Keveli Music, as is an article on recovering from severe embouchure injury in the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild.