Timothy Myers is one of America’s most versatile conductors, engaging collaborators, and innovative purveyors of ideas. A frequent collaborator with leading opera companies and orchestras, he is internationally acclaimed for his eloquence, energy, command, and unbridled curiosity across a wide range of repertoire and projects.
In September of 2023 Myers was appointed Music Director of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, one of the world’s most prestigious ensembles for early-career classical musicians. In his new role Myers will lead its annual formation, which serves as the backbone of Spoleto’s ambitious multi-disciplinary festivals, and lead multiple performances of symphonic programs, operas, and other special projects.
Myers serves as the Sarah and Ernest Butler Music Director at Austin Opera where, in addition to leading performances, he participates in the artistic strategy and development of the Company, including innovative projects such as the national PBS Specials Bella Noche de Musica and An All-Star Concert, a new production of Puccini’s Tosca at the Circuit of the Americas (North America’s first Formula 1 track), a film of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s opera Vinkensport in co-production with Houston Grand Opera, and Beethoven in VR: Fidelio, a virtual reality collaboration with Washington National Opera.
In the 2023 / 2024 season Myers conducts Pagliacci, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, and Carmen at Austin Opera, Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s The Shining to open The Atlanta Opera season, and major symphonic programs at Spoleto Festival USA and the Sacramento Philharmonic.
A leading voice on the topics of leadership and innovation, Myers has made recent speaking appearances at the SXSW Festival, Harvard Business School, The University of Texas at Austin, and Miami Dade College. Myers is also the host of the Listening on Purpose podcast, an exploration of listening and connection through the lenses of notable guests such as authors Seth Godin and Chip Conley, neuroscientist Dr. Nina Kraus, and top TEDx contributor Julian Treasure.
Myers’ robust opera engagements have included venerable institutions such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Wexford Festival, and Spoleto Festival USA, with hallmark repertoire ranging from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde to John Adams’ Doctor Atomic. He has led multiple world premiere performances and guided repertoire development projects for the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, Houston Grand Opera, and Minnesota Opera.
As an orchestral conductor, Myers has collaborated internationally including the American, Beijing NCPA, Chautauqua, Jerusalem, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Portland, Toledo, Tulsa, and Winston-Salem Symphony orchestras as well as the Brooklyn, Johannesburg, and Malaysian Philharmonic orchestras, with a broad range of repertoire including Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, R. Strauss, Gershwin, Ives, Pärt, Higdon, and Mazzoli.
Myers champions the next generation of conductors, instrumentalists, and composers of today and has led performances and given masterclasses at leading educational institutions such as the Curtis Institute of Music, Rice University, and Florida State University.
A protégé of Lorin Maazel, Myers is a graduate of Southwestern College (KS), Florida State University, and in 2022 completed the Program for Leadership Development (Executive MBA) at Harvard Business School, with special studies in Disruptive Innovation, Strategy, and the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports. He was named as a voting member of the Recording Academy Class of 2021 by a committee of industry peers.
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