Member Since 2002
Tim is an adult-onset cellist; he started in his mid-40s. But early on, when he grew up in Silicon Valley (though this was before silicon), he was one of those little kids in musicals (like, remember at the beginning of South Pacific, the two little kids? Tim was one of those). He also played the trombone in his junior high school dance band, and when his family moved to San Francisco he was—briefly, until his voice changed—in the San Francisco Boys Chorus. As an undergraduate, he sang in the glee club, directed student musicals, and became musical director of a local church in order to earn his room and board. After college, he played bassoon briefly and poorly; directed and sang in a few choruses; and wrote and performed incidental music for college theater productions. More recently, in addition to sometimes playing percussion with OCO, he often writes the program notes, and has written arrangements for Opus Oakland. For his day job, he is a math- and science-education freelancer designing materials and tools for secondary schools, often connecting math and science through data and technology.