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Dr. Tristan Eggener

tristanAssociate Professor of Tuba, Music Theory, and Jazz Band

Office: UC 228
Phone: 580.745.2240


  • B.M.  Lawrence University
  • M.M.  State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • D.M.A.  State University of New York, Stony Brook


About Dr. Tristan Eggener

Recent ensemble affiliations include extensive touring with the Synergy Brass Quintet and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, performances with Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band, the Stony Brook Orchestra,  the Suffolk Jazz Lions, and the Long Island Symphonic Winds.  A versatile musician and avid composer and arranger, Dr. Eggener has performed in many brass quintets, symphony orchestras, jazz bands, cover bands, wind ensembles, and Broadway musicals throughout his career.

He holds awards from many competitions including first prizes in the Leonard Falcone Tuba Festival, the Kalamazoo Young Artist Competition, the Fox Valley Symphony Artist Competition, and the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Competition. An Emerson Scholar from the state of Wisconsin, he is the recipient of the prestigious Bob Meyers Award for Jazz at Stony Brook University and also received a Downbeat Critics Award while attending the Eastman School of Music.  As a brass and jazz educator he has served as a guest artist and clinician throughout the world at dozens of universities, music festivals, and public schools.  A former Conn-Selmer artist, Dr. Eggener has served on faculty at Stony Brook University and University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.