Valade Fellow, Instructor of Saxophone, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Saxophone Institute
Associate Professor of Saxophone, University of Michigan; Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, Northwestern University; member of the PRISM Quartet
D.M.A., Saxophone Performance, University of Michigan; M.M., Saxophone Performance, University of Michigan; M.M., Wind Conducting, University of Michigan; B.M., Music Education, University of MIchigan
Timothy McAllister is the soprano saxophonist of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet and the newly-appointed Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan, following the legacies of Larry Teal and Donald Sinta. He previously served as Co-Director of the Institute for New Music and saxophone professor at Northwestern University. He has been featured at numerous music festivals and on major concert series, having premiered over 150 new solo and chamber works for saxophone by emerging and eminent composers worldwide. Recently featured throughout the U.S. with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, he has also appeared with the Baltimore Symphony, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, New World Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Tokyo Wind Symphony, and the National Symphony among others. In 2013 he presented the World Premiere of John Adams' Saxophone Concerto with the composer conducting in the Sydney Opera House to widespread critical acclaim. His recordings are on the Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, Stradivarius, Centaur, Albany, Naxos, Equilibrium, New Focus, AUR, Summit, New Dynamic, Parma and Innova labels. He holds the distinguished Albert A. Stanley Medal, and multiple degrees from the University of Michigan.
Dr. McAllister won a 2015 Grammy Award with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for Best Orchestra Performance.