THE BATTALION EDUCATION STAFF
TIMOTHY SEXTON- BRASS CONSULTANT
Timothy Sexton is an active advocate for positive and energetic music education, both in the classroom and in the marching arts. Originally from Hokes Bluff, Alabama, Tim is currently a graduate teaching assistant at The University of Utah. Mr. Sexton assists Dr. Jared Rawlings & Dr. Rebekah Daniel while completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting with a secondary focus in Music Education. While in Salt Lake City, Tim maintains an online trumpet studio, consults with numerous scholastic and independent ensembles, visually designs shows for a variety of programs in the marching arts, and is in demand as an adjudicator for state-marching circuits across the United States.
As a professional performer, Tim has traveled internationally as a cast member with Blast! Brass Theater. He was able to tour with this Tony & Emmy award-winning ensemble throughout all prefectures of Japan in 2014. Thereafter, Mr. Sexton served as the Band Director at Red Bud Middle and Sonoraville High Schools located in Calhoun, Georgia until pursuing graduate studies. At The University of Utah, Tim has been an instructor of record for multiple courses in undergraduate conducting and music technology while also conducting for their concert band and wind ensemble programs.
Mr. Sexton has proudly been affiliated with successful groups within the pageantry arts since 2010. During his summer experiences, Tim tours as a brass instructor with The Cavaliers drum & bugle corps of Rosemont, Illinois. He previously taught on visual staff with the Madison Scouts and Crossmen drum and bugle corps. During the winter seasons, Tim has been fortunate to teach competitive WGI ensembles across the US. Mr. Sexton was the Director and Co-Founder for Armada Winds from 2018 to 2020, a newly-founded non-profit ensemble based out of Boise, Idaho. Tim is now a visual consultant for Gold Spike Percussion and a brass consultant for Battalion drum and bugle corps during the winter months.
Mr. Sexton received his Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Boise State University and acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education with a focus on Instrumental Pedagogy from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Tim was a graduate assistant for Dr. Joe Tornello while in Boise, assisting with aspects of athletic bands and concert ensembles. His prior trumpet teachers include Dr. John C. Merriman, Dr. Chris Probst, Clark Hunt, and Dr. Derek Ganong. Mr. Sexton's prior conducting teachers include Dr. Jeremy Stovall, Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford, Professor Marcellus Brown, Dr. Joe Tornello, Professor Scott Hagen, Dr. Jared Rawlings, and Dr. Rebekah Daniel. Tim's professional affiliations are as follows: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, International Trumpet Guild, and NAfME.