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John Falskow


Our Conductor, John Falskow, is an Instructor of Music at Tacoma Community College where he serves as Chair of the Music Department, and Humanities Department Chair. He conducts the TCC Symphonic Band, TCC Orchestra, and teaches a variety of classes in the music curriculum.

In addition to being an active conductor and music educator, Dr. Falskow has also been a successful trumpeter performing concerts across the Northwest and the South, including the Tacoma Symphony, Orchestra Seattle, the Tacoma Concert Band, the Federal Way Symphonic Band, the Tacoma Opera Orchestra, the Evergreen Brass Quintet and a variety of ensembles at Florida State University. He appeared as a member of the FSU Baroque Trumpet Ensemble at the National MENC conference in 2000.

Dr. Falskow’s formal education includes undergraduate studies at Washington State University and University of the Puget Sound. For graduate work, he completed a Doctoral of Music Education at Florida State University, where he conducted many of the universities ensembles, including the Wind Orchestra, University Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, FS Winds, and the Harmonie ensemble. He also coached chamber ensembles and taught applied trumpet lessons. Dr. Falskow was a graduate assistant to FSU professors James Croft, Clifford Madsen, Patrick Dunnigan, and Brian Goff.

Raised in the Tacoma area, he was a music educator in the Tacoma School District and served as stand-in conductor for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association and their Brass Ensemble.
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