Zachary Lyman

Professor of Music - Trumpet; Coordinator of Wind, Brass, and Percussion Studies

Office Location: Mary Baker Russell Music Center - 113

Office Hours: (On Campus) Mon - Fri: By Appointment

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Director of the PLU Trumpet Ensemble
  • Music Theory and Analysis II and III


  • 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 and Analysis II and III
  • Coaches Chamber Ensembles
  • Member of Lyric Brass Quintet


Applied Trumpet lessons, teaches Music Theory and Analysis II and III, coaches Chamber Ensembles, director of the PLU Trumpet Ensemble, member of Lyric Brass Quintet


  • Practical Daily Warm-Ups for Trumpet (Keveli Music

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:
  • "Completing Ives’s Universe Symphony: An Interview with Larry Austin." American Music Vol. 26, Number 48,
  • "Realizing Ives’s Universe Symphony: An Interview with Johnny Reinhard." American Music Vol. 28, Number 4,


  • 2017 recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching
  • Recipient of the Iowa Performance Fellowship


Zachary Lyman, is Professor of Trumpet and Music Theory at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington 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 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. He is active as an orchestral, chamber, and solo performer, and has performed with the New England Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, and Tacoma Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed as featured soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and many other orchestras, wind ensembles, and choirs. His scholarly articles have been published by the International Trumpet Guild Journal and American Music, and his trumpet warm-up book Practical Daily Warm-Ups for Trumpet is published by Keveli Music. Dr. Lyman is an S.E. Shires performing artist.