Tim Smith


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Tim Smith

Timothy Smith currently holds the chair of 2nd Trombone with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has occupied since 2009. He has also performed with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Boston Pops, San Diego Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Opera, and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque.

In the chamber music realm, Smith was a founding member of the Second City Brass Quintet, as well as the CT3 Trombone Quartet, winners of the 2005 ITA International Trombone Quartet Competition. Additionally, he is a member of the Buffalo Chamber Players and Great Lakes Trombone Ensemble. Smith is also an avid proponent of new works for trombone, playing a significant role in several new commissions for trombone in mixed environments.

As a pedagogue, Smith teaches a private studio in Buffalo, NY and is a frequent recitalist and clinician at universities around the country. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Ithaca College and a Masters Degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Smith is an S.E. Shires Artist: timsmithtrombone.com.