Photography by Mindi Acosta

Photography by Mindi Acosta

Matthew Timman is a percussionist currently based out of Tucson, Arizona.

Mr. Timman received his Masters of Music in percussion performance from the Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and Bachelors of Music from the University of Toledo. Currently, Mr. Timman is a doctoral student in Percussion Performance with a minor in Ethnomusicology under the tutelage of Dr. Norman Weinberg at the University of Arizona.

As an orchestral musician, Mr. Timman has performed throughout Arizona with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Masterworks Chorale Orchestra and the Tucson Repertory Orchestra. Mr. Timman currently serves as section percussionist with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, and as extra or substitute musician with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

An active advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Timman has had the opportunity to work with numerous key composers and performers during the course of his career including Stuart Saunders Smith, Steve Reich, John Luther Adams, George Lewis and the members of So Percussion Group.

As an educator, Mr. Timman has experience in instructing students from kindergarten through college aged. He has acted in various roles including private lessons instructor, ensemble coach, clinician, and classroom instructor of percussion pedagogy. Mr. Timman currently serves in the summer as percussion faculty for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan.

Mr. Timman is an artist endorser of Artifact Percussion and DREAM cymbals and gongs.