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Tim Zachery


Address: P.O. Box 519, Prairie View TX, 77446

Mail Stop 2205


Tel: 936-261-3315

Professional Information


Dynamic trumpet performer, educator, director and mentor; dedicated to our next generation of musicians, proficient in utlizing technology in the trumpet studio.

Teaching experience


Director of University Bands
Prairie View A&M University , 2012 - Present
  • Responsible for every aspect of the management of music ensembles in the PVAMU Department of Music:

    • Manage, oversee and execute all activities that pertain to the PVAMU “Marching Storm” band.

    • Work with the administration and university financial entities to provide budgets, manage needs of the band, ensure all financial obligations are addressed

    • Advertise and establish recruitment procedures for the Marching Storm; visit feeder schools, execute workshops and clinics

    • Manage scholarship budget for all current and potential members

    • Maintain communication with the administration regarding all activities for the Marching Storm

    • Assist with student advising, mentoring and tutoring; establish and maintain student academic requirements

    • Oversee every aspect of the Marching Storm performances

    • Serve as an ambassador of the university by ensuring the Marching Storm always represents the university in a positive manner.

  • Establish funding and resources for all department of bands ensembles.

  • Conduct the PVAMYU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble

  • Teach and mentor trumpet students in the PVAMU Trumpet Studio.

Instructor of Music – Music Theory
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus, 2011 - 2012


  • Instructor for Advanced Music Theory course• Syllabus and Course development

  • Course delivery• Student advising, mentoring and tutoring

  • Provide recommendations to Department on additional music courses to include in curriculum

Instructor of Music - High Brass, Assistant Band Director
Norfolk State University, 2002 - 2012
  • Involved in every aspect of educating the music student enrolled at Norfolk State University:

  • Director of the NSU Trumpet Ensemble and Jazz Combo

  • Arrange music for the NSU “Spartan Legion” Marching Band• Develop (Pyware) and teach marching drills to members of the NSU “Spartan Legion” Marching Bando Spartan Legion selected for the Honda Battle of the Bands, 2007-08

  • Curriculum/Syllabus development. Implement and maintain the Charms Office Assistant Software application

  • Student advising, mentoring and tutoring

  • Development and delivery of course content• Participating on various department and University committees, as requested• Grading student assignments, as required

  • Advisor for music fraternal organizations

  • Assist with NSU Jazz Ensembleo

    • Outstanding Trumpet Section – Villanova Jazz Festival – 2007

    • Outstanding Jazz Combo – Villanova Jazz Festival – 2007

  • Featured soloist, VMEA Conference – 2008

  • Assist with NSU Wind Ensemble


Courses Taught: Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Brass Winds, Music Literature, Brass Winds Methods, Improvisation, Jazz Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Choir


Graduate Assistant – Music
Norfolk State University, 1998 –- 1999


Music Instructor, Band Director
Norview Middle School – Norfolk, VA 1999


  • Norfolk State University – Norfolk, VA 2002 - Present

  • Assistant Band Director, Spartan Legion Marching Band

  • Music Department Curriculum Development Committee

  • Liberal Arts Course Development Committee• Music Department Accreditation Committee

  • Director – NSU Trumpet Ensemble

  • Trumpet Instructor – NSU Summer High School Band Camp

  • Coordinator of the NSU Thursday Night Jazz Series

  • Advisor – Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity - Rho Mu Chapter

  • Advisor – Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Music Fraternity – NSU Colony

  • NSU School Spirit Committee

  • NSU Homecoming Committee



Yamaha Music USA Artist - Brass

Edwards Instruments Artist (

Who’s Who Among Collegiate Faculty 2008




Zforce Creative Editions, LLC Co-owner, President 2009 - Present

Zforce Creative Editions is an entity dedicated to the training of young performing artists.

  • Provide clinics, camps and private instruction for brass instrumentalists

  • Provide dance camps and clinics for young dancers

  • Provide music technology consulting to band directors and instructors

  • Provide halftime marching drill consulting to high school band directors.

  • Worked with Highland Springs High School Marching Band, 2009 Grand Champions, National High Stepping Marching Band Championship


Virginia Symphony Featured Solo Performer and Substitute Trumpet 2005 - 2012

National High Stepping Marching Band Championship - Adjudicator 2009 - Present

Right On Band (70s, 80s, Funk, Pop)Lead Trumpet 2006 –- 2009

Great American Music Ensemble Trumpet Soloist 2008

The Dynamics, Lead Trumpet 2001 - 2004

Edgewood Junior High School Show Choir Arranger, Band Leader 2000 - 2003

  • Arranged Pop tunes and horn charts for the band that accompanied the award-winning show choir at Edgewood Junior High School.

Off the Record (R&B, Pop, Funk, Disco, Rock), Lead Trumpet 1997 - 1999

The Virginia Stage Company, Principal Trumpet 1998

United States Atlantic Fleet Navy Band, Trumpet Performer 1993 - 1997

  • Brass Quintet – Principal Jazz Band – Lead/Soloist Concert Band – Principal Ceremonial Band – Principal Showband – Lead/Soloist Bugler

  • HBCU Band Directors Consortium

    • Director of the HBCU Band Directors Consortium Trumpet Ensemble

    • Facilitator of Trumpet Clinics at the HBCU Band Directors Consortium Conference

    • Assist with drill and music arrangements for the HBCU Band Directors Consortium All-Star Marching Band

    • Assist with drill arrangements for the HBCU Consortium “Battlefest” All-Star Marching Band.

  • Volunteer with local High School Bands to provide performing expertise, music arrangements and marching instruction.

    • Nansemond River High School Marching Band

    • Highland Springs High School Marching Band

    • I.C. Norcum High School Marching Band

    • Bands in the Houston and Dallas, TX recruiting area.

Technical Skills


  • Proficient in setup and maintenance of Charms Office Assistant Software

  • Proficient in administration and use of Finale, Pyware, SmartMusic, Garage Band, Logic Express, Band in a Box, Pro Tools Novice and other music technology software programs and apps.

  • Proficient in the use and administration of Blackboard Learning Management System

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Visio), PCs and MAC

Organizations & Affiliations


  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity

  • Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity

  • Omega Psi Phi National Fraternity, Incorporated

2010 - present

2010 - present



Doctoral Thesis Completion

American Conservatory of Music, Hammond, IN


Thesis: Teaching Through the Valves of Technology – A Study of the Use of Technology in the Music Studio


Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD) – Performance and Pedagogy Minor: Music Theory and Jazz Studies

Indiana University – Bloomington, IN



Master of Music, Trumpet Performance

Norfolk State University – Norfolk, VA



Bachelor of Science, Music Education Norfolk State University – Norfolk, VA



Certificate of Training – Music

Naval School of Music - Little Creek Amphibious Base, VA Beach, VA



Music Education StudiesSouthern University – Baton Rouge, LA

1988  - 1992


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