About Tim MacDuff
Timothy MacDuff is a native upstate New Yorker. His passion for music started with guitar lessons and singing in the church choir. He took up the viola after enthusiastic encouragement from his middle school orchestra teacher.
Timothy earned his Bachelor of Music at SUNY Potsdam and the Crane School of music. During his time at Crane, Timothy won the concerto competition and played with the Crane Symphony, and earned honors in string performance. Timothy earned his Master of Music at Rice University and the Shepherd School of Music. Timothy participated in numerous chamber groups, and the symphonic, chamber, and opera orchestras. Currently, Timothy is pursuing is Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Maryland with Katherine Murdock.
Timothy has spent his summers playing at New England Music Camp, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, Loon Lake Live!, Round Top Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He has also played with the Glens Falls Symphony, The Orchestra of Northern New York, and the Fairfax Symphony.
The greatest part of teaching is the transfer or energy between two people. Learning an instrument develops many skills for living a fulfilling life. I like my students to learn how to discipline themselves, how to measure their growth of a specific skill, and how to think for themselves.
When Tim isn't teaching or playing, he enjoys learning how to cook and hiking.