School of Arts and CommunicationMusic: Trumpet

Lyman head shotZachary Lyman is Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), where he teaches classroom music, directs the trumpet ensemble, 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, the highest award for graduate study.  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.  His most influential teachers include Jack Gallagher, Charles Schlueter, and David Greenhoe.  

He is active as an orchestral, chamber, and solo performer and has performed with the New England Philharmonic, and the Boston Philharmonic, Cedar Rapids, and Quad Cities Symphony Orchestras.  Lyman has also performed as featured soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, PLU Wind Ensemble, PLU Symphony Orchestra, and the Choir of the West, and plays thorughout the northwest as a member of the Seattle-based Mosaic Brass Quintet.  He is a regular performer with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, and is on the faculty of the Evergreen Music Festival.  He also serves as director of the Tacoma Young Chamber Players, the South Sound's premier chamber music experience for young adults.  

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 was recently released by Emeritus Recordings.  Dr. Lyman lives in Tacoma with his wife Anne and extremely energetic 5-year-old son Milo and mischievous 1-year-old daughter Eleanor.  When not changing diapers, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, getting beaten badly at racquetball, and being a disgruntled Red Sox fan.