Timothy Myers enjoyed a long career with the St. Louis Symphony, playing under four music directors and appearing on over fifty recordings with the SLSO. He can be heard as soloist in the Grammy-Award winning recording of City Noir by John Adams, in the Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and as euphoniumist in Barber’s Third Essay for Orchestra. His background as a euphoniumist afforded him the skills necessary for his first position as Assistant Principal, which included responsibilities for tenor trombone, including significant duties as acting principal, bass trombone, euphonium, and bass trumpet. In 1997, Music Director Hans Vonk awarded him the Principal Trombone chair, a position he held until his retirement in 2022. He appeared as soloist with the orchestra a number of times, including his 2002 performances of the Trombone Concerto of Christopher Rouse.
Myers’s interest in chamber music began during his student days at Northwestern, where he was a founding member of the Pitzen Brass Quintet. That ensemble was awarded the second prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Auditions in 1978. The PBQ expanded the initial membership to form the Pitzen Brass Ensemble, which remained active in the Chicago area until 1989. He continued his chamber music activities as a member of the St. Louis Symphony Brass Quintet. Occasional performances by the trombone section of the orchestra led, in 2006, to the formation of The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony, now known as STL Trombones.
His primary teacher was Frank Crisafulli at Northwestern University. Subsequent studies with Arnold Jacobs led to his interest in the structure and function of the human body. Following that interest, he studied Body Mapping and became a Licensed Body Mapping Educator in 2020. He joined the board of the Association of Body Mapping Educators as Treasurer in 2023.
Myers has had a lifelong interest in composition. His output as a composer and arranger for STL Trombones encouraged him to launch Ascenda Music Publishing in 2023. He looks forward to releasing music for brass and strings later this year.