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Pacific Lutheran University Orchestras

Zachary Lyman

Director of the PLU Trumpet Ensemble

Zachary Lyman
Mary Baker Russell Music Center - Room 113
  • Professional
  • Personal

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor of Music


  • D.M.A., Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy, The University of Iowa, 2007
  • M.M. with Honors and Distinction in Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, 1999
  • B.M. with Honors, The College of Wooster, 1997

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Applied Trumpet Lessons
  • Teaches Music Theory 1 and Music Theory 2 Courses
  • Coaches Chamber Ensembles
  • Member of Lyric Brass Quintet


Applied Trumpet lessons, teaches Music Theory 1 and Music Theory 2 courses, coaches Chamber Ensembles, director of the PLU Trumpet Ensemble, member of Lyric Brass Quintet


  • Practical Daily Warm-Ups for Trumpet, (Keveli Music, : View Book

Selected Articles

  • "Learning from the Best ." International Trumpet Guild Journal 06/2013:
  • "Tales from the Crypt: Recovering from Severe Embouchure Injury ." International Trumpet Guild Journal 10/2011:


  • Recipient of the Iowa Performance Fellowship


Zachary Lyman is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Music Theory at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) 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 prestigious Iowa Performance Fellowship.  Dr. Lyman received the Bachelor of Music degree with honors from The College of Wooster, and the Master of Music degree with Honors and Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.  He is active as an orchestral, chamber, and solo performer and has performed with the New England Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Cedar Rapids, and Quad Cities Symphony Orchestras.  He has also performed as featured soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, PLU Wind Ensemble, PLU Orchestra, and the Choir of the West, and plays throughout the northwest as a member of the Mosaic Brass Quintet.  Lyman is also a regular performer on the summer Olympic Music Festival, with the Vashon Opera and Tacoma Symphony Orchestras, and is a faculty member at the Evergreen Music Festival.  Dr. Lyman’s articles have been published by American Music and the International Trumpet Guild Journal.  His trumpet warm-up book Practical Daily Warm-Ups for Trumpet is published by Keveli Music.  The Lyric Brass Quintet’s new CD, American Music for Brass Quintet, is available from Emeritus Recordings.