Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein, Jr. Chair
Timothy Myers has held the St. Louis Symphony’s William J. Orthwein Principal Trombone Chair since 1997. Mr. Myers originally joined the St. Louis Symphony in 1983 as Assistant Principal Trombone. A graduate of Northwestern University, Mr. Myers studied with the late Frank Crisafulli and the late Arnold Jacobs, both legendary members of the famed Chicago Symphony low brass section.
Mr. Myers has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra and has given a number of solo recitals in the Midwest. He has also toured with the Summit 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 held adjunct teaching positions with many of the universities in the St. Louis area. Originally a euphoniumist, Mr. Myers has on several occasions appeared as euphonium soloist with the St. Louis Symphony.
In addition to his musical responsibilities in the St. Louis Symphony, Mr. Myers is very active in the internal leadership of the orchestra.
Mr. Myers spent his early years in Coshocton, Ohio. He is married to Dana Edson Myers, who holds the Justice Joseph H. and Maxine Goldenhersh Chair of the St. Louis Symphony’s first violin section. They have two sons, Peter and Henry, who are both talented musicians.