Timothy Myers

Timothy Myers


Principal Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein, Jr. Chair

Timothy Myers has held the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Mr. and Mrs. William J. Orthwein Principal Trombone Chair since 1997. Myers joined the SLSO in 1983. He has appeared with the SLSO as a soloist on both trombone and euphonium, most recently in the Christopher Rouse Trombone Concerto. Myers has appeared as both soloist and as artist-faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Myers has performed with the Chicago Symphony, 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, St. Louis University, and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He is currently a trombone instructor at Washington University. A graduate of Northwestern University, Myers studied with Frank Crisafulli and Arnold Jacobs.

Myers and his SLSO colleagues Gerry Pagano, Jonathan Reycraft, and former Acting Associate Principal Vanessa Fralick have performed as a trombone quartet, which they call the Trombones of the SLSO. Their second recording, Fleur di Lis, will be available in late 2013. Myers is also the co-founder of the St. Louis Low Brass Collective, an organization that provides educational and performance opportunities for all low brass players in the St. Louis region, especially students and adult amateurs.

Timothy Myers spent his early years in Coshocton, Ohio. He is married to Dana Edson Myers, of the SLSO’s first violin section. They have two sons, Peter and Henry, who are both accomplished cellists. The Myers family also sponsors a young Mongolian cellist, Nomin Zolzaya.