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Randall Tinnin, Professor, Trumpet, Area Coordinator

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Randy Tinnin (D.M.A., Rutgers University/M.M., Juilliard/B.M., University of North Texas) is Director of the UNF School of Music and Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Florida School of Music. Dr. Tinnin is an active performer with regular appearances in Europe and throughout the U.S. with the trio Serafini. He has performed hundreds of concerts with professional symphony orchestras and baroque ensembles throughout the U.S. His research on the performance and pedagogy of high brass instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries has been published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal, the Journal for the Arts in Society, and has been presented at the 4th Romantic Brass Conference in Bern, Switzerland. An advocate for the arts in society, Dr. Tinnin was the Director of the HOPE Schools of the Arts, an arts-based mentoring program for under-served children in Spanish Harlem and Chinatown in Manhattan. This served as a model for the UNF Music Mentors Program, which sponsors UNF music students as they provide free music instruction for under-served students.


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Tristan Clarke, Adjunct Professor, Trumpet

Tristan Clarke       Primarily a classical trumpet player, Tristan Clarke’s focus on orchestral style and phrasing has made him stand out among musicians in the field today. Mr. Clarke joined the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as their new principal trumpet in the 2016-17 season after playing a year as a member of the Charlotte Symphony. Mr. Clarke’s commitment to orchestral music has provided him with opportunities to work with some of the finest musicians of our time including Charles Dutoit, Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and James Levine. He has acted as a substitute member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Brass, Boston Pops, Atlanta Symphony, and Roanoke Symphony. Tristan has performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, and Alice Tully Hall.

Mr. Clarke began his studies at the Peabody Institute studying with Joe Burgstaller and Edward Hoffman. He later completed his undergraduate degree at the Juilliard School in 2015 as a student of Mark Gould. While orchestral music is his passion, in the past three years Tristan has picked up the french horn and the piano as auxiliary instruments. At Juilliard, he performed in concert on french horn.


Mr. Clarke was the recipient of the orchestral fellowship and the AACA fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival in 2012 and 2013. In December of 2012 and 2014 he was first trumpet in the New York String Orchestra for four concerts in Carnegie hall. In 2014 and 2015, he was invited to the Tanglewood Music Center as one of their five trumpet fellows.


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Marc Dickman, Associate Professor, Low Brass: Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba

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Dr. Marc Dickman, from Valdosta, Georgia, is a founding member of the acclaimed Jazz Studies Program at the University of North Florida. Dr. Dickman earned degrees from Troy State University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas. His versatility on euphonium, trombone, bass-trombone, and tuba in the classical and jazz styles places him in much demand in the United States.

At UNF he teaches applied low brass and jazz ensemble. His students have won awards in the jazz and classical areas. Dr. Dickman was a featured jazz artist at the 2000 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, the 2001 ITEC in Lahti, Finland, the 2002 ITEC in Greenville, NC, and the 2004 ITEC in Budapest, Hungary, and the 2005 and 2008 U.S. Army Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz ensemble, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. The MJT Project has two critically acclaimed releases: "Live From the Bottom Line" and "Favorite Things." Marc's CD, "A Weaver of Dreams," is available at and It is the first jazz euphonium recording to be available through popular services such as iTunes and Real Networks. Dr. Dickman has performed in the following countries: USA, Japan, Finland, Hungary, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada, Honduras, and Columbia. Dr. Dickman is a Besson performing artist.


Contact: (904) 620-3841 - 

Michael Harper, Adjunct Professor, Trumpet

Michael Harper sitting on couch with a trumpet       Michael Harper joined the Jacksonville Symphony in January 2018 as 2nd trumpet. He has performed as a substitute musician with the Sydney Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (on baroque trumpet), New World Symphony, and Chicago Civic Orchestra. Mr. Harper has spent his summers as a member of the Tanglewood, Verbier, Lucerne, Aspen, NOI, AIMS, Chosen Vale, and Interlochen music festivals. He performed the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jahja Ling in April 2016, having won the school’s concerto competition the fall prior. He won first prize in the 2016 Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition brass division and second prize in the 2017 Edith Knox Performance Competition. In March 2010, Michael was featured on NPR’s From The Top with his trumpet trio, the only such ensemble to ever perform on the show.

Mr. Harper earned his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance and in Music Theory at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, studying with Charles Geyer, Barbara Butler, Christopher Martin, and Robert Sullivan. He earned his Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), studying with Michael Sachs and Michael Miller. While studying at CIM, Mr. Harper also developed a strong interest and earned certificates in Eurhythmics Pedagogy and Early Music Performance; he began playing the baroque trumpet and performed in the Case Western Reserve University baroque orchestra and chamber groups. He earned a Professional Studies Certificate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, studying with Jim Wilt. Michael was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and began his musical studies on the bugle at the age of eight, studying with his father. 


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Kevin Reid, Adjunct Professor, Horn

Kevin Reid       A native of Florida, Reid is currently the principal hornist of the Jacksonville Symphony. Prior, he was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. Professor Reid's former teachers include Greg Hustis and William Capps. He has played with symphony orchestras in Dallas, Waco, Tallahassee, Albany, Aspen, Boston, Breckenridge, and the Dominican Republic.

Professor Reid maintains an active role in chamber music, performing several times a year with the First Coast Woodwind Quintet. He spends his summers teaching and performing at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.


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