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Randall Tinnin, Professor, Trumpet, Director of the UNF School of Music

Faculty - Randy Tinnin

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

Marc DickmanDr. 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 - 

Derek Hawkes, Adjunct Professor, Trombone

Derek Hawkes

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Derek W. Hawkes started his musical studies at an early age. Coming from a musical family, he began piano instruction at age five and trombone at age ten. He has studied primarily with John Kitzman, Principal Trombone of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, H. Dennis Smith, former Principal Trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and most recently, Toby Oft, Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Hawkes has been a multi-year substitute on trombone, euphonium and bass trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and was also the Principal Trombone of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in Maine. Currently, Hawkes plays Second Trombone in the Jacksonville Symphony, a position he has held since 2015.  

Hawkes has been a soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Plano Symphony Orchestra, SMU Meadows Wind Ensemble and Interlochen Philharmonic. He was the Winner of the 2010 International Trombone Association Gilberto Gagliardi Competition. In 2011 and 2015, he was selected as a Finalist for the Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize. Growing up in Plano, Texas, Hawkes was a trombonist in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for four years, the last two as Principal Trombone, and received its Outstanding Instrumentalist Award. 

Hawkes graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Trombone Performance at Southern Methodist University in 2014. Upon seeing a large hole in the path from student to professional in a very specific field, he utilized the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program at the Meadows School of the Arts, creating and completing the very first known Bachelor of Arts focusing on Orchestral Management. He also pursued studies as a Graduate Diploma student at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Hawkes plays a 1979 Bach 42B, restored and rebuilt by Dallas-area brass technician Eric Edwards and treated by Ron Pinc of R.J. Pinc Brass Repair. Additionaly, he runs Hawkes Arts Consulting, LLC; an arts consulting firm specializing in assisting smaller performing arts organizations.


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Kevin Reid, Adjunct Professor, Horn

Kevin ReidA 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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