Dr. Tim Brimmer, music education, technology, conductor of
DIGITAL ARTS- Professor Brimmer is the founder and director of
the Jordan College of the Art's Multisensory Learning Facilities
(MLF). Using tested technologies to advance innovative teaching and
learning. Dr. Brimmer helps students and artists design and publish
electronic portfolios, teaching online and hybrid curricula.
With Butler's College of Education, Tim places and supervises
student teachers internationally via cloud computing technologies.
Recognized as a leader in the digital arts, Tim is currently
designing resources and technological solutions for arts education
organizations on two continents, coordinating videoconferences with
colleagues in other countries. Dr. Brimmer became an Apple
Distinguished Educator in 2011.
VOCAL JAZZ- As Director of vocal jazz activities, Professor Tim
Brimmer directs Jordan Jazz; a vocal and instrumental jazz
ensemble, Vocal Jazz Festivals, Jazz Cabarets, Vocal Jazz Camps and
Summer Study Abroad Programs. His master classes, workshops,
clinics and concerts include such artists as Bobby McFerrin,
Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Paris Rutherford, The
Real Group, Todd Rundgren, Rockapella, Kirby Shaw, Take 6,
Steve Zegree, Street Corner Symphony, Naturally 7, Greg
Jasperse, Elvis Costello, Jonny Dankworth, Marvin Hamlisch,
Cleo Lane and The Four Freshmen. This fall, Swingle Singers return
to the USA to celebrate their 50th anniversary and work
with Dr. Brimmer, Jordan Jazz and Vocal Jazz Fest '13 participants.
Dr. Brimmer oversees a vocal jazz endowment recently launched
at Butler University to "advance vocal jazz locally, regionally and
globally while celebrating the cultural values of those with
whom we share."
MUSIC EDUCATION- Tim serves as academic adviser, graduate and
undergraduate instructor in music psychology, digital arts, choral
pedagogy, music education and in the honors program. Dr.
Brimmer has helped Butler's music education graduates maintain
virtually 100% job placement each year since his arrival. Dr.
Brimmer serves as the Principal Investigator in neuroscience of
music research and has presented an intra-curricular approach to
teaching the neuroscience of music at a national science
conference. He integrates "Speaking Across the Curriculum "
and "Service Learning" into his curricula as components of Butler's
core curriculum. Dr. Brimmer is active in Butler's Study
Abroad Program, taking students to perform regularly in South
America, Europe, Asia, and, most recently, Cuba, Finland, Sweden
and Brazil. Tim serves as a Board Member and online Guest
Lecturer for IUPUI's Graduate Music Technology program, a Visiting
Scholar at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Overseas
Consultant for the Hong Kong Music Educators Association and an
Apple Distinguished Educator.
Professor Brimmer holds a Bachelors of Music Education from
Central Michigan University, a Masters of Music Education from
Northwestern Michigan University and a Doctor of Arts in Conducting
and Voice Performance from Ball State University. For more
information about Dr. Brimmer and links to his work, please visit
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