Nazareth College Brass Day 2017 - Saturday, October 28th 2017
Join trombonist Timothy Smith of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Nazareth College brass faculty on Saturday, October 28th for a day of brass! Morning sessions include Instrument Specific Masterclasses with members of the Nazareth College Faculty, a session with the Wilmot Brass Quintet on repertoire from the NYSSMA manual and other activities. The afternoon will feature a Brass Ensemble Rehearsal, Clinic with Tim Smith, Final Concert, and exhibits from local music store and vendors. All events are free and open to the public, and all ability levels are encouraged to attend. Complete details and registration can be found at https://www2.naz.edu/events/1870/nazareth-college-brass-day-2016/
Guest Artist -Timothy Smith
Trombonist Timothy Smith has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. In the orchestral world, Mr. Smith has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Boston Pops, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Opera, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque.
Mr. Smith is an avid proponent of new works for trombone, and has led commission projects for several works, including Eric Ewazen’s “Triple Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra”, premiered and recorded by the BPO in 2012. He has commissioned several other works for alto, tenor, and bass trombones and also coordinates the Richard Myers Memorial Trombone Trio Composition Contest. In the realm of chamber music, Tim performs with Tres Bone, a Maryland-based trombone trio, and was also a founding member of CT3, winners of the 2005 International Trombone Quartet Competition.
As an educator, Mr. Smith maintains a private studio in Buffalo, and has also served on faculty at San Diego State University and the British School of Chicago. Tim is a frequent educational outreach artist through the BPO, visiting public schools around Western New York for clinics. He has also visited numerous universities around the country, presenting lecture, clinics, and recitals.
Timothy holds degrees from Ithaca College and Northwestern University, and his primary teachers were Dr. Hal Reynolds, Michael Mulcahy, Charlie Vernon, Randy Hawes, and Mark Fisher. Tim is an S.E. Shires Company Artist, and you can hear and read more about him at www.timsmithtrombone.com