Visiting Assistant Professor of Popular Music Studies

Tim Brent

Dr. Tim Brent is the visiting assistant professor of popular music studies at the Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University. Tim is in demand as an educator, pianist, arranger, performer and adjudicator for contemporary vocal group and choral festivals in the U.S. Central, and South America.

Popular music ensembles under his direction have garnered 3 DownBeat magazine awards, invitations to perform at the Jazz Educators National conference and the 1st annual Choral Symposium of Costa Rica.  He presented interest sessions at the Eastern Division MENC convention, Southern Division ACDA convention, as well as state music educators conventions in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and New York.

As a session singer his album credits include Lo Que Trajo el Barco released by Grammy-award winner Obie Bermudez and many national and regional radio commercials for Honda, McDonalds, and Toyota. Tim is currently working on his first album On the Sunny Side featuring Grammy winners Brian Lynch (trumpet) and Ed Calle (saxophone) .  He has vocal arrangements published by the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press, and Sound Music Publications.