Washington D.C. native Timothy Christie studied music at the University of Michigan with violinist Andrew Jennings, and pursued concurrent studies in viola with Yitzhak Schotten. He holds undergraduate degrees in both violin performance and in English, and received a Master’s degree in violin performance under Paul Kantor. Following a fellowship with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, Timothy moved to Tacoma, WA and is currently a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle. He is also plays regularly with the Seattle Symphony and Opera.
Timothy has participated in prominent music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, the Conductor’s Retreat at Medomak, ME, and with the Dexter String Quartet has been ensemble in residence at the Musicorda festival in South Hadley, MA. Long an advocate for contemporary music Timothy serves as the solo violist of the Ann Arbor-based group Brave New Works.
Timothy is on the violin faculty of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, and teaches chamber music at the University of Puget Sound’s Community Music Program. Timothy has participated in numerous education and outreach programs working with under-privileged students, mentally handicapped adults, and the elderly. He has appeared in masterclasses at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Lewis and Clark College, the University of Puget Sound, and has coached student composers at Tufts University in Medford, MA, Bowling Green State University, OH, and Lewis and Clark College.