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General Information

Name:  Thomas Trimborn  

Pen Name: None


Born: in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Illinois Connection

Dr. Trimborn has over thirty years teaching experience in Illinois (Director of Bands – Palatine High School 1968-85), and recieved a degree in Music Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois(Ph. D. ).

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas Trimborn was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has over thirty years teaching experience in Illinois (Director of Bands – Palatine High School 1968-85), Indiana (Director of Bands and Music Education – Valparaiso University 1985-93) and currently at Truman State University (1993 – ). He holds degrees in Music Education and Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (B.F.A. & M.M.) and in Music Education from Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois (Ph.D.) where his advisor was Bennett Reimer. In addition he studied conducting at Tangelwood with Erich Leinsdorf and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and at the graduate level at Vander Cook College of Music. He has conducted many concerts, clinics, camps, festivals and services including performances at Mt. Rushmore, and the Kennedy Center. Of special note were his internationally televised performances of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait with narrator William Warfield at Robert Schuller’s CrystalCathedral in Garden Grove, California, and as conductor for Adolph Herseth (retired) principal trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a rare guest solo appearance. He is currently the Director of the graduate Master of Arts in Music Education (MAE) degree program at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri where his duties include supervising student interns and serving as their research project advisor. Also, Director of Bands Dan Peterson generously shares the podium to allow Dr. Trimborn ongoing conducting appearances with the Truman State University Wind Symphonies.

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Encounters with Lincoln :
ISBN: 1931112517. OCLC Number: 61295805

Truman State University Press,. .