Biography

Tim Warren grew up in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where he began his musical studies at age 8. He has lived and worked in Nevada, Arizona, New York, Massachusetts and Newcastle, Australia. He teaches at Great Basin College, operates a private music lesson studio, and works as a High School Music Teacher. Warren is a Doctoral candidate  in Music at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he conducts in the band and opera departments and  as conductor of the NEXTET new music ensemble. He is Artistic Director and Conductor for Las Vegas Youth Orchestras and serves as a guest conductor and music director for Vegas City Opera, and Opera Las Vegas.

Warren is an experienced and certified music educator who has led clinics for band, orchestra, and choral ensembles and master classes in conducting and curriculum development. He directed academic ensembles at the Churchville-Chili Intermediate School, Greece Odyssey Academy, and the Greece Christian School in Rochester, NY, the BASIS Schools in Tucson and Oro Valley, Arizona, the Legacy Traditional Schools in Northwest Tucson and North Las Vegas, and for Clark County School District where he teaches orchestra, band, piano, music appreciation.  He teaches private brass, woodwind, string, and piano lessons at the Family Music Centers in Las Vegas. In 2004 he was selected as the conducting apprentice for the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance.

Tim Warren has directed ensembles throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, South America, and Europe. His conducting appearances include the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Tour of France (including a performance for the 60th anniversary of the D-day invasion in Normandy), the Tamworth Music Festival in New South Wales, the Symphony Un Cuyo in Argentina, and the Nanchang Philharmonic in the Jiangxi Province of China. He has guest conducted at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Susquehanna University. At the New England Conservatory he conducted numerous performances of wind and chamber music in Jordan Hall and worked frequently with the orchestra and opera departments. His former students have attended festivals and competitions throughout the United States and hold positions in academic and professional ensembles. An advocate of new music, he has conducted the premiere performances of numerous works by current composers. He conducts the NEXTET new music ensemble and previously served as the assistant conductor of the Arizona Contemporary Ensemble where he played a key role in the University of Arizona Messiaen/Crumb and Ives/Copland music festivals.  His conducting teachers include Charles Peltz, John Greer, Joseph Silverstein, Paul Shewan, F. John Adams, Donald Portnoy, Daniel Asia, Bruce Chamberlain, and Thomas Leslie.

As a director and music director Tim has taught classes and  prepared over 40 productions for many performance organizations including Vegas City Opera, Opera Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Chamber Orchestra, Arts Express, Arizona Onstage, CYT Tucson, Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Rose Theatre, and Legacy Traditional Schools. He has served as an adjudicator for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Tucson Monte Awards), the Tucson Talent Showcase and Workshop, and the Cinderella Scholarship pageant and as program coordinator for Behind the Scenes: Teacher Edition presented by Arts Express and Broadway in Tucson. He has led as Director of Music Ministries at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church in Henderson, NV as well as director and conductor of Let Freedom Sing, a Tucson musical celebration of the 4th of July. 
Bachelor of Science - Music Education
Roberts Wesleyan College

Conducting/Music Education Studies
University of Newcastle Conservatorium 

Master of Music - Instrumental Conducting
New England Conservatory of Music

Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress) - Conducting
University of Nevada Las Vegas