Principal Guest Conductor, Timothy Verville

An award winner in the American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Conductor Timothy Verville’s enriching and dynamic performances in the U.S. and abroad create rewarding musical experiences. His visionary orchestral leadership is hailed as altering the landscape of classical music. From engaging traditional performances to injecting new and exciting ideas into the concert hall, he has connected with a greater portion of the community by reinvigorating traditional audiences and attracting new listeners to concerts. Lauded by reviewers as “innovative” and “a dazzling musical experience,” Verville’s performances have included a unique and distinctive approach to musical programing, collaborations with visual artists, silent films, actors, dancers, interactive computer visualizations, and more.

This year marks his inaugural season as the Robert W. Hagan Family Foundation Music Director and Conductor of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Chamber Orchestra and Arizona Pro Arte. Previously he has served as Music Director of the North Valley Chamber Orchestra, Fine Arts Orchestra, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte, and at Idyllwild Arts. He was also Associate Conductor of the Boston Chamber Orchestra and Conductor of the Pollard Theatre. Recent international guest conducting includes the Kyushu International Festival, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Kyushu Philharmonic Orchestra, Chikushi Jogakuen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fukuoka University Orchestra. U.S. appearances include the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Signature Symphony, and Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Committed to sharing great new music, Verville routinely commissions and conducts regional, national, and world premieres. Additionally, he instituted an annual international “Call For Scores” project that in 2015 received over 920 applicants from forty countries. He has also worked with the Tucson Symphony’s Young Composer Project which is praised by Yo-Yo Ma as an “extraordinary program.”

Verville studied conducting at the renowned Pierre Monteux School and has been privileged to be mentored by esteemed conductors James DePreist, Stephen Lord, Michael Jinbo, Bruce Hangen, and Timothy Russell. He earned degrees in music from the University of Oklahoma, Arizona State University, and the Boston Conservatory.


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