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Dr. Patrick Tuck
Assistant Professor of Music

P. Tuck

Dr. Patrick Tuck is assistant professor of music theory and high brass at the University of the Cumberlands. 

His current research interests include arts promotion, music theory, and performance. He presented Second Sundays @ Our Saviour: Developing Audiences Through Community Partnerships and Diverse Musical Offerings, with tenor Whit Whitaker at the 2012 Conference on Social Theory Politics and the Arts. His essay “Modeling the Creative Process in the Classroom” appears in It Works for Me Creatively, compiled by Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet (New Forums Press 2011). He has published numerous reviews in the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild and Music Theory Online and liner notes for recordings by the Atlantic Brass Quintet (Summit Records 2004) and Norem Brass and Friends (Centaur Records 2002).

An active performer, Dr. Tuck performed E-flat soprano cornet with the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass at the 2010 Great American Brass Band Festival. He appears on the recording Healey Willan: Tenebrae Responsories as a member of the Choirs of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene (EMI Virgin Classics 1997). He has also performed at Kentucky Music Educators Conferences in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013.

Dr. Tuck has presented papers and lectures at meetings of the College Music Society Southern Chapter, CMS Great Lakes Chapter, New Orleans Musicology/Theory Colloquium, South Central Society for Music Theory (SCSMT); at Lincoln Memorial University, Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Alabama Birmingham; and at Vixen Muse: Hugo Wolf’s Musical World an international conference held at the University of Ottawa, Canada in November 2003.

He is a member of the American Brahms Society, College Music Society, Delta Omicron Music Fraternity, International Trumpet Guild, Kentucky Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and Society for Music Theory. He served for several years on the SCSMT executive and has served on membership and development committees for the ITG and CMS.

Dr. Tuck holds a PhD in music theory with a trumpet performance minor from Louisiana State University, an MM in trumpet performance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned the university’s outstanding graduate student award, and a Licentiate performance diploma and BM degree from Queen’s University, Canada.


Dr. Tuck's Resume'