Dr. Randall Tinnin (Rutgers University, D.M.A., Juilliard, M.M., and the University of North Texas, B.M.) is Chair, Associate Professor of Trumpet, and the director of the Brass Ensemble at the University of North Florida.  Dr. Tinnin has appeared with Serafini Brillanti, throughout the U.S., in the U.K. and France, and won the “2006 North American Brass Band Association Solo Contest.” New York area engagements include appearances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Queens Philharmonic, and WQXR-NY radio broadcasts. Early music appearances include the American Bach Society, San Francisco Bach Choir, St. Bartholomew’s Chamber Orchestra, and the NYC chapter of the Early Music Foundation, New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), Vox Ama Deus (Philadelphia), and the Spire Chamber Ensemble (Kansas City).  Dr. Tinnin’s research has been published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and the Journal for the Arts in Society. An advocate for the arts in society, Dr. Tinnin was the Director of the HOPE Schools of the Arts, an arts-based mentoring program serving under-served children in Spanish Harlem and Chinatown in Manhattan, and is currently directing the UNF Music Mentors Program, which sponsors music majors from the University of North Florida to offer private and small group music lessons to at risk youth in Duval County, Florida.

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