Trumpeter Tanya Darby will join the UNT Jazz Studies faculty as an assistant professor starting in Fall 2015. Her teaching assignment will include private lessons in lead trumpet, directing an ensemble, and other duties. She earned a master's degree in Jazz Performance from Rutgers University in 2012 and a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 1998. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Temple University and The New School University. She is a current member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, the Rufus Reid Large Ensemble, the Ron Carter Great Big Band, the Michel Camilo Big Band, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra. She has performed with Paquito D’Rivera and the United Nations Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Band, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. She can be heard on these recent CD releases: Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band, "Mother's Touch" (2014); Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, "Over Time - The Music of Bob Brookmeyer" (2014) and "Forever Lasting - Live in Tokyo"; DIVA Jazz Orchestra, "A Swingin' Life"; Rufus Reid, "Quiet Pride: A Suite for Large Ensemble."