A native of Lansing, Illinois, Tim began his musical studies at age 7 taking piano lessons, and began playing the horn at age 10. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (BSOF, Business) from Indiana University in 2007 as a student of Myron Bloom, and a Performer Diploma in 2008 as a student of Jeff Nelsen. While at IU, Tim also served as Principal Horn of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic from 2006-2008.
In March 2008 Tim won a seat with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, but three months later won a position with the United States Army Field Band in Washington D.C., and chose to accept the position there instead. Since 2008, as a member of “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army,” he has performed hundreds of concerts, playing a wide variety of music and fostering goodwill for the United States Military for hundreds of thousands of Americans throughout 48 states, in addition to performing regularly with the Field Band’s Woodwind and Brass Quintets. He also performed as a featured soloist on two five-week concert tours (Spring and Fall 2011).
He will begin his work with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band once The Army Field Band has hired his replacement.