Timothy Myers is Saint Louis Symphony’s Mr. and Mrs. William J. Orthwein Principal Trombone Chair.
Timothy Myers has held the Saint Louis Symphony’s Mr. and Mrs. William J. Orthwein Principal Trombone Chair since 1997. Mr. Myers joined the Symphony in 1983. He has appeared with the SLSO as a soloist on both trombone and euphonium, most recently in the Christopher Rouse Trombone Concerto. Mr. Myers has appeared as both soloist and as artist-faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Mr. Myers has performed with the Chicago Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra and has given a number of solo recitals in the Midwest. He has also toured with the Summit Brass, and has appeared with the Bay Brass. He has a great interest in new music and has premiered many solo trombone works for St. Louis audiences.
From 1990 to 1992, he was a Visiting Artist at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and he has taught trombone at Webster University, Washington University, Saint Louis University, and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. A graduate of Northwestern University, Mr. Myers studied with Frank Crisafulli and Arnold Jacobs.
In 2006, Myers and his SLSO colleagues Gerry Pagano, Stephen Lange, and Jonathan Reycraft formed the trombone quartet “Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony”. They are combining their efforts to expand the trombone quartet repertoire and to pursuing excellence as a chamber ensemble. They have recently released their first recording, “4.1”. Mr. Myers is also the co-founder of the Saint Louis Low Brass Collective, an organization which provides educational and performance opportunities for all low brass players in the Saint Louis region, especially students and adult amateurs.
Mr. Myers spent his early years in Coshocton, Ohio. He is married to Dana Edson Myers, of the Symphony’s first violin section. They have two sons, Peter and Henry, who are both accomplished cellists.