Professor/Director of Graduate Studies
Conductor and clarinetist Timothy Perry is currently the director of the University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Professor Perry joined the Binghamton University faculty in 1986, became Professor of Music in 2002 and received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Creative Activities in 2005. Prior to coming to Binghamton Dr. Perry taught at Bemidji (MN) State University from 1981-1986 and was a member of the Catskill Conservatory (Oneonta, NY) from 1979-1981. Mr. Perry hold the DMA, MMA and MM degrees from the Yale School of Music where he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller, John Mauceri and Arthur Weisberg and Clarinet with Keith Wilson. He holds the B. Mus. degree in Clarinet Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was a pupil of Leon Russionoff, and attended the University of Wisconsin as a pupil of Glenn Bowen. As Music Director, Dr. Perry has directed the University Orchestra since 1986, directed the University Wind Ensemble from 1986-2005 and led the Binghamton Community Orchestra from 1994-2004. As Clarinetist he served as United States Musical Ambassador and has presented at three world conferences of the International Clarinet Association. He currently serves as President of the Northeast Division of the College Orchestra Directors' Association (CODA) and as New York representative to the National Association of Music Executives of State Universities (NAMESU) and is a member of the International Clarinet Association. He remains active locally and internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and guest conductor.