Timothy E. Genis has been the principal timpanist of The Boston Symphony since 2003 and was the assistant timpanist/percussionist from 1993-2003. He is also the head of the Percussion Department at Boston University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Prior to his appointment in Boston, he was the Principal Percussionist with the Honolulu Symphony and assistant timpanist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has also played with such ensembles as the Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Radio City Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, among others.
Mr. Genis was a graduate of the Juilliard School and has studied with Roland Kohloff, Buster Bailey, Chris Lamb, Joe Morello, John Beck and Anthony Cirone. An avid clinician, Tim has given Master classes throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has developed a line of timpani and snare drum sticks, which are currently being marketed by Vic Firth, Inc. and is currently distributing his own line of sticks and educational materials in his company, Tim Genis, Inc. As a published author, Tims first book, œSymphonic Repertoire of Percussion Accessories was released in 2009.