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Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass
provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the "best in sacred brass music." By teaming together, these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements as heard on their fifteen recordings. For forty years, The King's Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from Christmas carols to patriotic marches, The King's Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise.
Originally from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Deborah is currently the Director of Instrumental Studies at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. Before moving to SC, she taught at Frostburg State University in Western Maryland. She earned her Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Georgia after completing degrees from Kansas State University and Ouachita Baptist University. Deborah loves to travel and will rarely pass up an opportunity to work jigsaw puzzles, go thrift-store shopping, photograph the great outdoors, or hang out with her nieces and nephews.
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Dan is currently attending the University of Southern Mississippi where he is working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant under Dr. Richard Perry and pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Before moving to Hattiesburg, MS, he taught at Tennessee Technological University, University of the South and held the principal tuba chair with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra in Cookeville, TN. Dan received his Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from TN Tech and his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Louisiana State University. Originally from San Jose, California, Dan loves to read and play with his cat, Jax.
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Originally from Los Angeles, California, Matt is presently living in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from California State University at Northridge (BA-Music) in 2008, earned his Masterís in Music (MU-ED) from Lamar University in 2017, and finally completed his Doctorate in Trumpet Performance from Florida State University in Spring 2021. Along with his busy touring schedule, he is an active soloist including appearances in the 2017 Reno Jazz Festival, with the National Christian Choir in 2020, and several performances of The Trumpet Shall Sound from Handelís Messiah. He loves traveling, working out, and spending time with his family, friends, and his new puppy, Tessa.
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Sunghwan holds two Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He also graduated summa cum laude from his undergraduate studies at the Chugye University for the Arts in Korea. Sunghwan studied music composition at the Hanyang University and served as a pianist in the Republic of Korea Air Force Band. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Ohio State University. Currently living in Columbus, Ohio, Sunghwan plans to publish his own piano hymn arrangement book and recording in near future.
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Christian Marple now resides in beautiful Lynchburg, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor in Business degree from Liberty University. While working on his business degree, Christian was active in many School of Music ensembles including the symphony orchestra, wind symphony, jazz band, and brass quintet. He also performs with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. His primary trombone teachers include Kevin Chiarizzio and Shachar Israel. Christian enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and watching his favorite sports team, the Carolina Panthers.
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Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Colton holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Tennessee Tech University. He has played percussion in several capacities, including Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, the Arlington Philharmonic and Great Noise Ensemble. Colton is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia while also playing his secondary instrument, piano, for his home church. Outside of music, he loves Tar Heels basketball and a good book.
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Paul is currently a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago under the guidance of Mark Fisher and Charlie Vernon. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the University of North Dakota where he studied with Dr. Joel Pugh. Music has taken Paul to Austria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein & Switzerland. His love for music has inspired him to become an orchestral trombonist and low brass instructor at the collegiate level. Paul and his wife Cassidy, enjoy playing video/board games, performing euphonium/trombone duets, and discovering new Christian music.
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Jonah recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Certificate in Advanced Music Studies. He also holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the same institution and a Bachelor's degree in Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jonah has played with the Johnstown Symphony and the Balcony Big Band. Additionally, he has been a substitute musician with Symphoria in Syracuse and has played in the staff orchestra at Camp of the Woods in Speculator, New York. Jonah is a Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Primanti Brothers fan.
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Director of The King's Brass, Tim received his graduate degree in Trumpet Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a member of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and has assisted with a number of orchestras in the Midwest and East Coast. For thirteen years, Tim served as Chairman of the Music Department at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He has also taught at Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan Universities in central Indiana. Tim and his wife Beckie, have four grown children and live in sunny Fort Myers, Florida.