Oklahoma native Timothy Verville is hailed as “a gifted conductor.” He is widely praised for his enriching and dynamic performances which have been proclaimed as “exuberant, energetic and musically pleasing.” An extremely versatile musician, he has found success conducting the gamut of classical repertoire: from baroque and romantic masterpieces to world premiere commissions including opera and theatre works.
Verville’s visionary artistic leadership is altering the landscape of classical music. His creative programming has injected new and exciting ideas into the concert hall, and was labeled by one reviewer as “…a dazzling musical experience.” These events have included collaborations with visual artists, silent films, actors, dancers, interactive computer visualizations and more.
In Phoenix, he created the first orchestral summer series of classical concerts which resulted in sold out performances. He also initiated an annual international call for scores project which connects connects audience members with living composers. This year, the competition received over 475 applicants from countries all over the world.
In January 2014, Verville made his Japanese debut at the Kyushu International Festival, appearing with the Kyushu Philharmonic Orchestra, Chikushi Jogakuen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fukuoka University Orchestra.
Verville is currently Artistic Director and Conductor of Arizona Pro Arte, an orchestra with a growing reputation for spirited musicality and collaborative concert events. Concurrently he is also Music Director of the North Valley Chamber Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Boston Chamber Orchestra. With the Boston Chamber Orchestra, he has recorded music of Vaughan Williams for their most recent CD release.
Previous positions include Music Director of the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, the Arizona-based Fine Arts String Orchestra, and conductor of the Pollard Theatre (Guthrie, Ok). While at the Pollard Theatre, The Oklahoma Gazette heralded his performances as “richly varied and served up beautifully.”
At the renowned Pierre Monteux School, Verville studied conducting with Maestro Michael Jinbo. He has been privileged to work with esteemed conductors James DePreist, Carl St. Clair, David Effron and Stephen Lord. After observing Verville on the podium for a few minutes, James DePreist called him “extremely musical.”
Verville earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Music in from the Boston Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.
To learn more about Timothy Verville, visit his personal website.