Timothy Diem

Setnor School of Music

Associate Professor, Applied Music and Performance (Conducting)
Assistant Director, University Bands

Timothy Diem

402 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244

Dr. Timothy Diem is currently in his sixth year serving as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at Syracuse University.

At Syracuse University, Diem co-conducts the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, directs the University's “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band and Sour Sitrus Society Pep Band, and teaches courses in music education.

Previously, Diem spent 16 years at the University of Minnesota, 11 as the director of the Pride of Minnesota Marching Band, where he also taught courses in music education, marching band techniques, conducting, and directed various concert ensembles. He taught band and general music in grades 5-12 for four years in Minnesota. During his time in Colorado and Minnesota, Diem often served as music director, pianist, and conductor of numerous stage productions for the University of Northern Colorado Musical Theatre Department, the Little Theatre of the Rockies, and the University of Minnesota Theatre.

Diem received the bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris in instrumental music education and piano performance, and holds master’s degrees in wind conducting and collaborative piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado, where he also completed his doctorate in wind conducting with a secondary concentration in music education. He has served as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and in Singapore. Diem currently serves as the secretary for the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association.


  • Doctor of Arts, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.M., University of Northern Colorado
  • B.M., University of Minnesota