Members of the 2015-2016 king's brass tour

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TIM ZIMMERMAN - 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 the Pennsylvania mountains of Wilkes-Barre / Scranton.
GREGORY ALLEY – Currently, Gregory is the trumpet instructor at Calvin College and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Prior to teaching, he was a member of the West Point Band in New York for twenty-three years.  His music degrees are from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Michigan State University.  Gregory plays in the Holland Symphony Orchestra, has been a soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Hudson Valley Bachfest Orchestra, and the Montclair Chamber Ensemble.  He, his wife Deb, and their four daughters, live in Hudsonville, Michigan.
JOHN LEIBENSPERGER – John graduated summa cum laude from both Temple University (MM) and Georgia State University (BM) with degrees in tuba performance. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony, Reading POPS, and the South East Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra.  Besides having won multiple solo and concerto competitions, John founded and directed the CMSP Youth Wind Ensemble in Philadelphia, and was the conducting assistant at Tenth Presbyterian Church. John and his wife Lola live in New Haven, Conneticut, where he is an Artist Diploma Candidate and teaching assistant at the Yale School of Music.
DANIEL LEWIS – An active freelance musician and teacher, Daniel currently holds the third trumpet position with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Virginia. Daniel received his Master of Music degree in performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his undergraduate degree from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Daniel lives in Dayton, Ohio where he is an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.
DANIEL MORRIS – Dan is a freelance bass trombonist from Northern Colorado, having done his musical studies at Mesa State College and Colorado State University. A versatile player, he has performed in a variety of settings from chamber orchestras to Broadway shows.  He is a founding member of the Cierzo Brass Quintet and principal bass trombone with the Denver Philharmonic. Dan was recently featured as a soloist with the Philharmonic.  He also finds time to be a member of the Loveland & Mahlerfest Orchestras. When not in a rehearsal, a performance, or driving to either, Dan enjoys biking and hiking the Colorado Rockies with his wife Emily.
RACHEL PARK – A native Korean, Rachel is pursuing Doctoral of Musical Arts at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where she received the Master of Music / Piano Performance degree. She served the Pilgrim Ensemble of Korea as pianist for seven years touring Thailand, China, Korea, Iraq, Kuwait as well as Carnegie Hall, NY, Crystal Cathedral, CA, and at the Korean Embassy in Washington D.C. She was winner of the 2011 Piano Texas International Academy & Festival Concerto Competition and has soloed with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Rachel and her husband Ezra, are proud parents of their lovable three year old son, Isaac.


TIM PERRY - Tim received his Bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana Wesleyan University. He was a four-year member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps playing snare drum. Tim also has a snare drum world champion title earned from the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention marching snare drum competition. Tim recently completed his Master of Music degree in percussion performance at the Jacobs School of Music within Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Tim is an active freelance musician and has performed numerous times with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra.

ANDREW REICH – Andrew received a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Georgia as well as receiving an undergraduate trombone performance degree from the University of South Carolina.  Currently living in Columbia, South Carolina, Andrew is an active free lance musician and teacher.  When not working, he enjoys everything outdoors including whitewater paddling and other thrill seeking endeavors.  
JIHYE SHIM – Jihye received her Master of Music degree in trombone performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is from South Korea, where she did her undergraduate studies at the Seoul National University. Jihye has been a member of the Gwang-Myeong Symphony Orchestra, Virtuoso Trombone Quartet and Spirit Ensemble Brass Quintet. She is also an educator, having been a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Cincinnati, orchestra director at Baek Hyan & Han Young Middle Schools, and music coach of the Green Pasture Brass Band. Jihye and her husband Wooram, are newly married and living in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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