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Saturday, August 18, 2018

UNCP professor makes music international | The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Tim Altman has a passion for music, notes Mark Locklear, Public Communications specialist for UNCP.

Timothy Altman
Photo: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

He has been performing and teaching it for 30 years, including the past two decades at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

When he’s not molding students at Moore Hall, this travel enthusiast is busy adding stamps to his already colorful passport.

Next spring, Altman will combine his love for music and travel as a visiting professor at the University of Malta, after being awarded a prestigious Fulbright Award.

“It is an honor to be selected,” Altman said. “The Fulbright program has a long history and it is great to be a representative of this organization. I love traveling and learning about new countries.”

Malta is a group of islands in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries, with 122 square miles and a population of 450,000...

At UNCP, Altman is the director of bands, teaches trumpet, and conducts and leads the UNCP Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. This fall will mark his 20th year on the faculty. He recently stepped down as department chairman, after serving 10 years.

Before coming to UNCP, Altman taught instrumental and general music at the elementary, middle, high schools and at the university level in Virginia, Wisconsin and Kentucky. He completed his doctor of musical arts in trumpet performance at the University of Kentucky. He also holds degrees in music education from Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Tim’s father,Edward Altman, was a trumpet player in the Richmond Symphony.

Altman is an active conductor, clinician, adjudicator and trumpet performer. He has performed at several international conferences. He is the principal trumpet for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Philharmonic.

Source: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke