Timothy Higgins

Instrumental Focus

  • tenor trombone

Timothy Higgins was appointed to the position of principal trombone of the San Francisco Symphony by Michael Tilson Thomas in 2008. He was previously the acting second trombone with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC.  Mr. Higgins, a Houston native, has a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Northwestern University and has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, Grand Teton Music Festival, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Washington National Opera, and Baltimore Symphony.  His principal teachers have been Michael Mulcahy (Chicago Symphony), Michael Warny (Houston Grand Opera), and Royce Landon (Des Moines, Iowa).  He has participated in music festivals with the Roundtop Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center. As a teacher, Timothy been a faculty member of the Pokorny Seminar since 2012 and is currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. He has also led master classes in Japan, China, Canada, and the United States, including classes at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, the New World Symphony, and The Juilliard School of Music.