The flagship ensemble of the organization, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra has evolved over six decades dedicated towards community engagement. Presenting a season of orchestral classics to holiday pops, the orchestra's performances provide enrichment and entertainment to diverse audiences. Read more about the history of the orchestra here.
* Section Principal
^ Member of the American Federation of Musicians
The award winning Timothy Verville continues to engage audiences with dynamic performances, innovation, and a focus on community building. His unique and distinctive approach to musical programing reinvigorates established concertgoers while simultaneously attracting new listeners to the concert hall.
Verville is the Robert W. Hagan Family Foundation Music Director and Conductor of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared internationally at the Kyushu International Festival, and with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Kyushu Philharmonic Orchestra, Chikushi Jogakuen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fukuoka University Orchestra. U.S. guest conducting includes the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Signature Symphony, Symphonicity, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
With the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Verville has energized audiences while expanding concert offerings. He created a celebrated multi-year American Music Initiative which includes performances by the organization’s orchestra, jazz ensemble, chorus, and youth orchestras. He also designs the Sensory Friendly concerts which have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Previously Verville served as Associate Conductor and then Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Chamber Orchestra. He was Music Director of the North Valley Chamber Orchestra, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Artistic Director of Arizona Pro Arte, and was conductor of the Pollard Theatre.
With the Boston Chamber Orchestra, Verville began as an instrumentalist with the ensemble before being asked to take up the baton. He conducted music by Vaughan Williams for a CD release and performed as an instrumentalist on several other recording projects. Verville also directed the orchestra on two successful tours in Japan.
In Phoenix, his work with Arizona Pro Arte created original, innovative, and unique collaborative performances. His leadership helped build the organization to include a summer orchestral series, a chamber music program, a dance ensemble, establish a composer in residence, and create a “Call for Scores” competition that at its height received over 920 applicants from forty countries.
Committed to sharing great new music with audiences, Verville routinely commissions and conducts regional, national, and world premieres. He has also worked with the Tucson Symphony’s Young Composers Project, which is praised by Yo-Yo Ma as an “extraordinary program.”
Verville studied conducting at the renowned Pierre Monteux School and was mentored by esteemed conductors James DePreist, Stephen Lord, Michael Jinbo, Bruce Hangen, and Timothy Russell. He earned degrees in music from the University of Oklahoma, Arizona State University, and the Boston Conservatory.
Verville resides in Georgia with his wife and two children.
For more information, please visit www.TimothyVerville.com