Timothy Burns

New England-based composer and conductor Timothy Burns has been actively composing music since he was 9. Ensembles such as the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Casco Bay Wind Symphony, and University of Southern Maine Wind Ensemble frequently perform his works throughout northern New England. In 2009 Tim placed third in the Walter Beeler Memorial Composition with The Cask of Amontillado, and received an honorable mention in the Craig and Janet Swan Composer Prize for his orchestral tone poem Of Rocks. Recently, the Da Capo Chamber Players performed his piece Night Visions, and his string quartet, (and so to dark), was performed by ETHEL.

As a conductor, Tim is often seen with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony, the Portland Youth Ensembles, and in his car where he leads the world’s greatest orchestras while waiting at stoplights. In 2015 Tim founded and became music director of the 207 Wind Orchestra, a group dedicated to playing the highest quality literature written for winds.

Tim is an active horn player, and percussionist. He recently began to study the theremin and has always enjoyed playing the recorder. Tim holds degrees in music education (BA) and composition (MM) from the University of Southern Maine. His primary teachers have been Dr. Daniel Sonenberg and Dr. Peter Martin.

Tim currently lives in Northfield, Massachusetts where he teaches at the Pioneer Valley Regional School, enjoys playing Skyrim and watches Survivor with his cat Percy.