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Timothy Genis

Sylvia Shippen Wells chair, endowed in perpetuity, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Timothy Genis headshot with timpani


Timothy Genis joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in May 1993 as assistant timpani of the BSO and timpani of the Boston Pops. Genis attended the Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music. From July 1991 until his BSO appointment, he was associate timpani and assistant principal percussion of the Honolulu Symphony. Previously he was principal timpani with Philharmonia Virtuosi and the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra in New York as well as assistant principal percussion of the Hong Kong Philharmonic for two years. A Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1990, Genis also attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI). Currently head of the percussion department at Boston University, he also runs the BUTI percussion program at Tanglewood and is an active clinician for the Zildjian Cymbal Company, Remo Drum Company, Perl/Adams Drums, and Vic Firth, Inc. In fall 2003 Genis developed a line of timpani sticks that are currently marketed by Vic Firth, Inc..

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