Dr. Alex van Duuren
Alex van Duuren currently serves as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Tennessee, where he is responsible for private and class instruction of undergraduate and graduate trombone students, as well as performing with the UT Faculty Brass Quintet. His experiences as a dynamic performer and creative instructor have helped him develop wide-ranging proficiencies that are adaptable to diverse academic and professional environments.
Dr. van Duuren completed his doctorate at the University of Arizona, two master's degrees at the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate degree at the University of Florida. His primary instructors were, respectively, Moisés Paiewonsky, David Jackson, and Dr. Art Jennings. In addition, he completed a doctoral minor in Entrepreneurship with Eller College of Management, which he received while participating in the nationally renowned McGuire Entrepreneurship Program.
Dr. van Duuren has performed with a variety of professional ensembles including the Knoxville Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Symphony Augusta, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora, and has also performed with Celtic Woman, the Ohio Light Opera, and the Disneyland All-American College Band. In addition, he performs with the Quintasonic Brass Quintet and the Chimera Trombone Quartet. Dr. van Duuren still performs on his original instrument, serving as a piano accompanist for professional recording sessions as well as for his trombone students.