Faculty Profile for Dr. Brian Lynn Trittin

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Dr. Brian Lynn Trittin
Lecturer — School of Music
MUS 223
phone: (512) 245-2651

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Brian L. Trittin is a graduate of the University of Arizona (1993) where he earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance and a minor in Music Education. He also has Music Education degrees from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota (M.S., 1990, B.S., 1986). He has been a proud member of the Texas State University music faculty since 2013 serving as a saxophone instructor, classroom professor and music education student teacher supervisor. He is also a member of the Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas faculty serving as the saxophone instructor since 2017. He has been a member of the music faculty at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota and Concordia University, Austin, Texas. In addition to private saxophone instruction, he has taught courses in theory, history, orchestration, jazz history and popular music.

As a saxophone performer, Dr. Trittin has performed as a featured soloist in the United States, Spain, Germany and Canada, frequently as a woodwind specialist in musical theater in the Austin area and as guest soloist with local high school and middle school bands. He also provides solo recitals and master classes for local high schools and middle schools. Brian Trittin is an educator at heart and sees it as a privilege to help students of the saxophone become better musicians and performers on this versatile instrument.

Doctor of Musical Arts, Saxophone Performance, 1993
Music Education minor
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Master of Science, Music Education, 1990
Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Bachelor of Science, Music Education, 1986
Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Teaching Interests

Woodwind pedagogy and researching rock and roll music for History of Rock college instruction.

Research Interests

Pedagogical videos on the saxophone repertoire and saxophone techniques.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Perform, Bethany Lutheran Church Orchestra Performances. December 17, 2023 - Present.
  • Performer, Hyde Park Baptist Church "Night of Christmas". December 10, 2023 - Present.
  • Performer, Bethany Lutheran Orchestra Easter Performances. April 9, 2023 - Present.
  • Performer, Christmas Lessons and Carols. December 7, 2022.
    • Christmas Lesson and Carols. Bethany Lutheran Church, Austin, TX.
  • Performer, Reed Meisters. October 8, 2022.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Part Time Faculty Achievement for Excellence in Teaching, College of Fine Arts and Communication. August 2023 - Present

Selected Service Activities

Watch D.O.G.S.
January 2023-December 2023
Pflugerville Independent School District
January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023
Served as faculty adjudication member
School of Music
February 25, 2023-February 25, 2023
Caldwell Elementary School
January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022
Pflugerville Independent School District
January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022