Mr. Timothy Newman has taught band for Alma Public Schools since 2004. While at Alma Schools, he has led the band to consistent Division I ratings at MSBOA festivals with the concert band and marching band.
He also directs the high school jazz band, which has received recognition at the Central Michigan University and Alma Jazz Festivals. In 2006, Mr. Newman was guest conductor for the MSBOA District 5 Jr. High All-Star Band.
Mr. Newman received a Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Education from Michigan State University. He is currently working toward his Master’s in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago.
While a student at Michigan State University, Mr. Newman played trombone in the MSU Wind Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazz Band I, Spartan Marching Band, Trombone Choir, Spartan Brass, and Symphony Band. He was a semi-finalist for the MSU concerto competition in 2003. He was also a member of the 2001 World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and was named “Rookie of the Year” that season.
Prior to teaching in Alma, Mr. Newman taught at St. Martha School in Okemos in 2003 and student taught in Owosso in 2004. He also has been an adjunct marching band camp instructor for several schools, including Reeths-Puffer, Mona Shores, Chesaning, and Portland.