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Torrey Lawrence, D.M.A.

Torrey Lawrence

Director, Professor of Music


205 Music



Mailing Address

Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Torrey Lawrence joined the faculty in 1998 and became director in 2013.

  • D.M.A., Tuba Performance & Wind Conducting, University of Oregon, 2010
  • M.Mus., Music Theory, Northwestern University, 1996
  • B.Mus., Tuba Performance, Northwestern University, 1996

Torrey Lawrence is the director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho, where he has served on the faculty since 1998. As a professor of music, he conducts the Concert Band and previously was director of athletic bands including the Vandal Marching Band and instructor of tuba and euphonium.

Prior to coming to Idaho, he was the executive director of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and taught at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa. Originally from Tacoma, Washington, he earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music at Northwestern University, where he studied tuba with Rex Martin, and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in tuba performance and wind conducting at the University of Oregon, where he studied with Michael Grose and Robert Ponto.

Currently a member of the Idaho Brass Quintet and the Walla Walla Symphony, Lawrence has also performed with the Spokane Symphony, Oregon Symphony (Portland), Eugene Symphony and the Oregon Mozart Players. As a soloist he has performed recitals throughout the West and is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor.

He and his wife, Sara, live on 32 acres outside of Viola, Idaho, where they have home improvement projects too numerous to mention. They are supervised by their yellow Labrador and two cats. Their first child, Thomas, was born in 2008 and their second, Jane, in 2012.

  • Concert Band
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254


Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music