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Tim Albright (he/him)

Associate Professor of Music-Trombone

As trombone instructor in the Conservatory, I get to share my love of music through teaching private lessons and studio class, co-directing the Trombone Ensemble, coaching chamber music and small-group ensembles, and performing with the Faculty Brass Quintet an

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Jose Encarnacion directing the LU Jazz Band

Jose L. Encarnacion (He/Him/His)

Associate Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies
José L. Encarnación leads the jazz improvisation classes, directs the LU Jazz Band, coaches jazz small groups, teaches applied jazz saxophone, coordinates the jazz performance program and Chairs the Jazz & Improvisational Music Department and The Bachelor of Musical Arts Program at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music.
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Marty pictured with two tubas in the conservatory.

Marty D. Erickson (he-him-his)

Instructor of Music and Teacher of Tuba

Marty was principal/solo tubist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., serving 6 presidents. His remarkable reputation as a soloist in both classical and jazz idioms was celebrated in a retrospective concert at in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2013.

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Janet Planet

Lecturer of Music

Described as a “The voice of the new jazz culture with seemingly limitless expression” by Jazziz Magazine, the spirited and vivacious Janet Planet has been self-produced and managed for the majority of h

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