Dr. Timothy D. Brakel is a member of the music faculty at The University of Toledo as Assistant Professor
of Music Education
with his primary duties focusing on instrumental music education. Dr. Brakel taught
music education at Weber State University, Ogden,
Utah prior to his appointment at The University of Toledo. He has considerable teaching
experience at both the high school and middle school
levels in both band and choir. Dr. Brakel has appeared as a clinician, recitalist,
and adjudicator throughout the United States. He has
been a guest conductor on numerous occasions including the Western Jamaica International
Music Festival. Dr. Brakel has performed with musical
groups representing a wide spectrum of musical styles – concert bands, symphony orchestras
and jazz ensembles. He has performed with Manhattan
Transfer, Maureen McGovern and the Utah Symphony under the direction of Keith Lockhart.
He has conducted presentations at music education
conferences on the topics of teaching styles, the interdisciplinary curriculum, student
teaching, instrumental music attrition and the National
Standards of Music Education. Dr. Brakel also appeared on Utah Public Radio to discuss
the parent’s role in developing musical talent in young
children. His research has been published in the Southeastern Journal of Music Education.
Dr. Brakel is a member of the Music Educators
National Conference, Contributions to Music Education Editorial Board, Ohio Society
of Music Teacher Education Board and Phi Kappa Lambda.
A former student of Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Dr. Brakel received a Doctorate in Music
Education degree from Indiana University where he later served
as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education.