Parker Bel Canto
Tim is an active freelance performer and instructor in Central Illinois. He currently holds positions in The Chicago Brass Band and The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. Tim has previously performed with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Festival Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Brass Quintet, Saint Xavier Faculty Brass, and Al Pierson & Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians. An avid supporter of chamber music, Tim is a member of the Twin Cities Brass Quintet, Chicago Brass Band Sextet, and ctp trio (horn, tuba, and piano). As a soloist, Tim has appeared with the Brass Band of Central Illinois, Pontiac Municipal Band, and has been a semi-finalist or finalist at several competitions, most recently winning third place in the Tuba Artist Division of the 2016 Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition.
Tim earned his BS in Music Business, and MM in Tuba Performance from Illinois State University, primarily studying under Dr. Andy Rummel. Currently, Tim works for the School of Music at Illinois State University and teaches Tuba and Euphonium at Millikin University in Decatur, IL.