Dr. Marc Dickman, from Valdosta, Georgia, is a founding member of the acclaimed jazz studies program at the University of North Florida (UNF). Dr. Dickman earned degrees from Troy State University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas. His versatility on euphonium, trombone, bass trombone, and tuba in classical and jazz styles places him in much demand in the United States. At UNF he teaches applied low brass and jazz ensemble. He is a winner of the artist division of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Competition. Dr. Dickman was a featured jazz artist at the 2000 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, the 2001 ITEC in Lahti, Finland, the 2002 ITEC in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the 2004 ITEC in Budapest, Hungary. He was also a featured jazz artist at the 2005 and 2008 United States Army Tuba Euphonium Conferences.
Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz ensemble, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project which has two critically acclaimed releases: Live From the Bottom Line and Favorite Things. Dr. Dickman’s CD, A Weaver of Dreams is the first jazz euphonium recording available through popular services such as iTunes and realnetworks.
Dr. Dickman hosted the 2013 Southeastern Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference at the University of North Florida. He plays trombone and leads the TBA Big Band, Jacksonville's only regularly performing professional jazz ensemble. He also subs for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra on bass trombone. Dr. Dickman has performed in Japan, Hungary, Finland, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada, Honduras, and Columbia. Dr. Dickman is a Besson performing artist.