Timothy McFadden, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earned his Bachelor of Music from Duquesne University before doing graduate work at Bowling Green State University. His past teachers include Roger Sherman, of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and Edwin Betts. Tim is currently principal trumpet with the Tulsa Symphony, and is also Orchestra Manager of this newly formed, self-governing professional orchestra. In addition, Tim is also principal trumpet with the Tulsa Opera Orchestra, and has served as principal trumpet for the Tulsa Philharmonic, and the Charleston Symphony. Tim was a featured soloist on all of the Tulsa Philharmonic’s series.
For the past five years, Tim has served as principal trumpet for the Breckenridge Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado. Tim has been a featured soloist at BMF as well, performing the Haydn Trumpet Concert, and Bach’s Second Brandenburg Concerto.
Tim has also performed with the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Symphonies of Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Tim is currently on faculty at the University of Tulsa and has also served on the faculty at Oklahoma State University, the University of MichiganFlint, Bowling Green State University, Findlay (Ohio) University, and Langston University.
In addition to orchestral playing, Tim is one of the founding members of Bravo Brass Quintet. Bravo has been performing chamber concerts throughout the state of Oklahoma for thirteen years.