Department of Music

Timothy Newman


Office: Hunziker Hall, Room 106A
Phone: (973) 720-2373
Office Hours:

Department: Music
Position: Chairperson of the Music Department, Professor

Area Specialization
Jazz Performance, Jazz History and Scholarship, Research in Music

Timothy Newman is a Professor of Music at William Paterson University. Since 2004 he has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate classes in jazz history, theory, scholarship, and performance. He received a Ph.D. in composition from New York University, an M.M. in jazz performance on bass trombone from the Manhattan School of Music, and a B.M. in jazz performance from William Paterson College. Dr. Newman was a regular member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra for over ten years, and has recorded and appeared with such artists as trombonists Slide Hampton and Buddy Morrow, trumpeters Luis "Perico" Ortiz and Joe Magnarelli, singer Mel Torme, multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson, pianist Mike Holober, organist Jack McDuff; and such groups as The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Mario Bauza Afro-Cuban Orchestra, The Bill Mobley Jazz Orchestra, They Might Be Giants, the National Symphony of Ecuador, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Santiago, Chile, and numerous Broadway show pit orchestras. His CD Altered Ego features his jazz bass trombone playing and writing, and he is featured on Jim Snidero's Advance CD/Book Jazz Conception for Bass Trombone. Dr. Newman's compositions and arrangements have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the North Sea and Montreux Jazz Festivals, NYU's Loewe Theater, and the artists' colony Yaddo.