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 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, 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)


  • Remind Class Codes

    Beginner Orchestra @tollibegin

    6th Grade Advance @tolli6adv

    7th Grade Jr Varsity @tolliadv7

    Intermediate Orchestra @tolliinter

    8th Grade Varsity Orchestra @tolli8hon

  • Google Classroom Codes

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