Timothy Smith currently holds the chair of 2nd Trombone with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has had since 2009. Prior to joining the BPO, Tim served as Acting Principal Trombone of the San Diego Symphony and Opera, and also served as Acting 2nd Trombone for the Jacksonville Symphony. Mr. Smith has also appeared with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Opera, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, and many ensembles throughout greater Chicago.
Internationally, Mr. Smith has performed in Germany, Ireland, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic with orchestras and chamber ensembles alike. In the chamber music realm, Tim was a founding member of the Second City Brass Quintet, as well as the CT3 Trombone Quartet, winners of the 2005 ITA International Trombone Quartet Competition. Additionally, he has performed with the Bach Week of Evanston festival, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Buffalo Chamber Players.
As a pedagogue, Mr. Smith has served on the music faculty of San Diego State University, the British School of Chicago, and maintained a private teaching studio while living in Chicago. He is also an active clinician and recitalist, presenting programs at schools such as the Peabody Institute, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Roosevelt University, Baylor University, Ithaca College, University of South Carolina, SUNY Fredonia, University of San Diego, and many others. Tim can be heard on recordings with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Music of the Baroque, Northwestern University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and for Fisher-Price.
Timothy studied with Dr. Harold Reynolds at Ithaca College, and following graduation in 2003, went on to complete his Master’s studies with Michael Mulcahy and Charlie Vernon at Northwestern University. Some of Mr. Smith’s additional teachers include Nitzan Haroz, Mark Fisher, Royce Landon, and Randy Hawes. Tim is an S.E. Shires Company Artist.