Timothy Owner

Most Recently acting second trombone with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Timothy Owner grew up in Canberra, Australia, and moved to the United States in the fall of 2004. Whilst completing his Masters degree at Northwestern University, he became a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. After two seasons with Civic, he was appointed to the second trombone position with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Since leaving the VSO in 2009, Timothy has built a reputation as a performer on bass trumpet as well as euphonium, alto, tenor and bass trombones both in the U.S.A. and Australia, performing with the orchestras of Chicago, Cincinnati, Baltimore, National, Detroit, Houston, Fort Worth, Dallas, Colorado and Perth, West Australia as well as the Los Angeles Opera and Chicago's Music of the Baroque. In 2013 he joined the San Francisco Symphony at first as acting Utility Trombone and then as acting Associate Principal Trombone (2014-2016). He has played in instrumental ensembles and orchestras under the direction of such notable musicians as Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jaap van Zweden, JoAnn Falletta, Andrew Litton, James Conlon, Myung-Whung Chung, Sir Richard Bonnynge, Ivan Fischer, Hans Graf, Kent Nagano, Marin Alsop and David Staff.  During the summers, Timothy has performed as Principal Trombone with the Southern Illinois Music Festival since 2006 where he has given recitals, masterclasses and performed with the SIMF brass quintet. He has joined the Sun Valley Summer Symphony as guest Bass Trumpet and Trombone. Timothy has appeared as a recitalist at Baylor University (TX), Southern Illinois University (IL) and Olivet Nazarene University (IL), Has led masterclasses at the University of Central Florida (FL) and the San Francisco Conservatory (CA) and has been an adjunct member of the faculties at Olivet Nazarene University and Christopher Newport University (VA) as well as an instructor of trombone at the University of California, Berkeley (CA).

Timothy is currently ABD in his pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts and was a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas with Prof. Steven Menard from 2019 - 2022. He is an Alumnus of the Australian National University's Canberra School of Music, Newcastle Conservatorium and Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music where he studied under Michael Mulcahy, Randall Hawes, Royce Landon and Charles Vernon. He won the Distinguished Instrumentalist prize at ANU’s Collaborative Piano Competition in 2000, Newcastle Conservatorium's Concerto Competition in 2002 and was also a founding member of the CT3 trombone quartet at Northwestern University, with whom he won first prize at the annual International Trombone Festival's 2005 Trombone Quartet Competition. Outside of the trombone, Timothy enjoys golf, grilling and spending time with his wife Alisha and their daughters Phoebe and Chloe. Timothy is proud to join the illustrious roster of artists at Conn-Selmer and plays Vincent Bach trombones.

Office: PAC 117  Phone: (254) 299-8283  Email: towner@mclennan.edu