Degrees and Certifications:

UTSA String Project Excellence University of Texas at San Antonio- Bachelors of Music Studies All level EC-12 Music Certification

Mr. Tolliver

Darryl Tolliver is the orchestra director at Nimitz/STEM Middle School. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the fall of 2013. Mr. Tollivers primary instrument is the viola and he studied under the instruction of Allison Dawkins, Emily Watkins Freudigman, Dr. Jennifer Cahill-Clark and Courtney Filner.

Before joining Nimitz as the orchestra director, he worked as a camp councilor, coach and admin for SMI Summer Music Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio as well as the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop in Humboldt State University in Humboldt, California as a councilor, coach and theory teacher. He also worked as an assistant in the University of Incarnate Word Improvisation Workshop, NISD 5th Grade String instructor, studio recording musician, YOSA Mas mentor teacher and YOSA private instructor/clinician and private lesson instructor. 

He's also an experienced orchestral musician in college, playing with the UTSA Symphony Orchestra, The UTSA Chamber Orchestra, The UTSA Opera Orchestra, Incarnate Word Community Orchestra, San Antonio Mozart Festival Orchestra, The Texas Baroque Ensemble, and San Angelo Symphony. Traveling with the UTSA Symphony Orchestra and performing around Italy and Mexico. 

He continues to perform with the Mid-Texas Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hobbies include sewing, gardening, rock collecting and reading (historical fiction).


  • Bell Schedule


    My Schedule

    1st period Beginner Orchestra 6th 7th and 8th grade students

    2nd period  Honors Orchestra   7th and 8th grade students (3rd or 4th year of playing)

    3rd period Beginner  Orchestra   6th 7th or 8th grade students  

    4th period Beginner Orchestra  7th grade advance

    5th Period 6th Grade Advance Orchestra (students who have had 5th grade strings) 

    6th period Conference 

    7th & 8th period 5th Grade Strings

  • Google Classroom Codes

    1st Period 7gsafms 

    2nd Period qq6rrin 

    3rd Period khmj5sc 

    4th Period sb72ttt 

    5th Period q2lkz2o