Applied Trombone


About Timothy Riordan

New to the VanderCook faculty, Timothy Riordan comes to us from the Merit School of Music, where he is the active director of the Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition - Free Conservatory, the Dynamic Stars Preparatory Program as well as the Artistic Director of Merit. Timothy has worked with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Eastman School of Music, and Carthage College.  He has performed with the Southwest Symphony, Viennese Symphony of Chicago, Star Plaza Orchestra, Crossroads Big Band, Northwest Indiana Symphony, and the Chicago Philharmonic. Timothy studied trombone performance with John Marcellus at Eastman School of Music, and  conducting with Dr. Robert Hasty of Northwestern University.

Are you thinking about becoming a music teacher? If so, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about teaching music. I'd also love to chat with you about what VanderCook has to offer and what you can expect if you choose to study trombone here. Feel free to contact me at for more information.

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288