Director of Marching Band, Assistant Director of Bands
Timothy Diem is the Director of Marching Band and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his appointment at the University of Minnesota, Diem served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Northern Colorado and also spent three years as a music instructor in the West Central Area School District in the greater Barrett, Minnesota area.
Diem received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota-Morris in Instrumental Music Education and Piano Performance, and holds master's degrees in Wind Conducting and Collaborative Piano Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. He completed his doctorate in Wind Conducting with a secondary concentration in Music Education at UNC. His dissertation, A Study of the Life of Henry Joslyn, Including a Critical Edition of “Prairie: Poem for Viola and Wind Orchestra (1926)", was completed in 2007.
Diem has appeared as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and in Singapore. He is a strong advocate for music education and has membership in College Band Director’s National Association, Minnesota Band Director's Association, Music Educators National Conference, and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.