Center for Performing Arts


Dr. Kevin Chiarizzio

Associate Professor of Music

Office: Perfoming Arts 211
Phone: 434.582.2512


D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.M.E., University of Memphis

Courses taught at Liberty University

Applied Brass Studio, Brass Chamber Ensembles, Music Education Methods, and Computer Literacy for Musicians


Kevin Chiarizzio, a faculty member at Liberty University since 2004, teaches courses in applied brass, coaches brass chamber ensembles, and music education.  He also serves as the faculty sponsor of the department's NAfME Collegiate chapter.  Prior to his tenure at Liberty, Chiarizzio served on the faculties of Baylor University, Tennessee Technological University, and held graduate teaching assistantships at the University of Memphis and the University of Illinois.

Chiarizzio is active as a musician and teacher in the Central Virginia area.  He is currently the principal trombonist with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly as a substitute trombonist with the Roanoke Symphony.  Previous orchestral positions include the principal trombonist with the Waco, Bryan, Danville (IL),  and Arkansas symphonies.  Chiarizzio has twice performed as a soloist at the Eastern Trombone Workshop (2008, 2005) and performed with both the Mid-South Probone Ensemble (2011) and the William Cramer Trombone Choir (2008) at the International Trombone Festivals.  He also performed as a featured soloist with the Liberty University Wind Ensemble's performance of John Mackey's Harvest trombone concerto (2012).  Dr. Chiarizzio serves as an audio and literature reviewer for the International Trombone Association Journal.