The award-winning Timothy Verville’s performances are hailed as “awe-inspiring” and for “bringing down the house” (Atlanta Arts Scene). He is praised for possessing “finely focused conducting, (in which) the energy and pace of the music never sagged” (Tulsa World). A creative force, his innovative, imaginative, and musically engaging approaches in the concert hall position him as a uniquely multifaceted and multi-talented conductor of the modern orchestral world.
Verville conducted the inaugural Kyushu International Festival in Japan and has performed with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Hita Civic Orchestra, the Chikushi Jogakuen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Kyushu Philharmonic Orchestra. In central America, he has appeared with Opera Panama and the Panamanian National Symphony Orchestra, and in Russia with the Far Eastern Symphony Orchestra.
He led performances with orchestras and theater ensembles across the U.S including the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming appearances include the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.
As Music Director and Conductor of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO), Verville has energized audiences while increasing and diversifying concert offerings. His strong focus on audience engagement and outreach has been recognized throughout the community and in the League of American Orchestra’s “Symphony” magazine. His creative and collaborative programming has expanded the organization’s performance footprint and served to build bridges into underrepresented populations. In addition to conducting classics, pops, and special performances, he designs the Sensory Friendly concerts which have been supported by National Endowment for the Arts.
Expanding the orchestra’s online presence, Verville created a new digital series for the GSO, “Symphony in the City”, filming, mixing, and mastering chamber performances of the orchestra’s musicians. He also oversaw and produced the first-ever on-demand digital performance of the GSO.
In 2007, Verville began a relationship with the Boston Chamber Orchestra that would encompass over a decade of music-making. Beginning as an instrumentalist in the orchestra, he was invited to become Associate Conductor and later Principal Guest Conductor. During his tenure, he toured internationally with the ensemble and recorded music for the orchestra’s first CD release.
In Phoenix, he served from 2010-2017 as the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Arizona Pro Arte. His presentations of unique and highly anticipated collaborative events resulted in exponential organizational and audience growth including numerous sold-out performances. During this time the orchestra grew to include a regular masterworks season, a summer orchestral series, educational performances, a chamber music program, a dance ensemble, and establish a composer in residence. He instituted an annual “Call for Scores” competition that at its height received over 920 applicants from forty countries in a single season.
Additional previous engagements include Music Director and Conductor of the North Valley Chamber Orchestra (AZ), Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra (AZ), and Conductor of the Pollard Theatre (OK).
Verville commissions and conducts regional, national, and world premiere compositions which have encompassed operatic, symphonic, and dance music. He has counseled young and emerging composers across the country and worked with the Tucson Symphony’s “Young Composers Project”, which Yo-Yo Ma praised as an “extraordinary program.”
An award winner in the American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Verville was mentored by esteemed conductors James DePreist, Bruce Hangen, Timothy Russell, and additionally worked in masterclasses with David Effron, Markand Thakar, and Neil Varon. At the renowned Monteux School and Music Festival, Verville was selected as an orchestral assistant while studying with Michael Jinbo.
Verville earned degrees in music from the University of Oklahoma, Arizona State University, and the Boston Conservatory. He resides in Georgia with his wife and children.
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