Dr. Timothy Perry

 

Dr. Timothy Perry is in his thirtieth season as Professor of Music at Binghamton University, where he is Director of Orchestral Activities, Instrumental Conducting and Professor of Studio Clarinet.  A Wisconsin native, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a National Merit Scholar before graduating with distinction from the Manhattan and Yale Schools of music, where he studied Clarinet with Leon Russianoff and Keith Wilson, and Conducting with Szymon Goldberg, John Mauceri, Arthur Weisberg, and was teaching assistant to his principal teacher, Otto-Werner Mueller.  Dr. Perry taught at Bemidji State University system in Minnesota directing the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra for five years before joining the BU faculty in 1986.  In addition to directing BU's University Symphony and String Orchestras, Dr. Perry also directed the BU Wind Ensemble program from 1986-2005 and served as the Music Director of the Binghamton Community Orchestra from 1994-2004.  He continues to perform a wide range of orchestral, opera and musical theater repertoire as Guest Conductor with both regional and international ensembles.  Since 2005, Dr. Perry has led both the Binghamton Philharmonic and Catskill Symphony orchestras in concert, and with his BU ensemble, has twice collaborated with New York's renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company as well as working as Music Director with faculty and performers of DUOC in Santiago, Chile for bi-national productions of <EM>West Side Story</EM> and <EM>The Three-Penny Opera</EM>.  As BU's Professor of Clarinet, he is active throughout the world as soloist, chamber musician and teacher, including three appearances at the world conference of the International Clarinet Association and touring for the Department of State as United States Musical Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean.  He is Past President of the Northeast Division of the College Orchestra Direactors' Association and, last year, was featured speaker at the National CODA Conference in Fort Worth Texas.