Timothy Farrand is an aspiring conductor and pianist, currently residing in Central Pennsylvania. He is the Assistant Conductor of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra,
working with conductor Yaniv Attar. In addition to this appointment, he assists and is mentored by conductor Teresa Cheung at the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.
He has also served as a rehearsal conductor with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and the Penn State Campus Orchestra.
As a collaborative pianist, Timothy has worked with both vocalists and instrumentalists on a wide variety of repertoire. He also enjoys working as an ensemble pianist with the Penn State Orchestras and Symphonic Bands. For the past three years, he has served as Piano Coordinator for the Honors Music Institute at Penn State University. As both conductor and pianist, he has been passionate about performing student compositions at Penn State.
Starting his conducting studies at an early age, Timothy has had the opportunity to participate in several conducting workshops and festivals in the United States and abroad. While at these workshops, he has had the privilege of working with conductors Harold Farberman, Mark Gibson, Apo Hsu, Donald Portnoy, Maurice Peress, Paul Vermel and many others. Recently, he has completed his second summer of study with Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher at the International Conducting Workshop and Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Timothy is currently in his fourth year of study at Penn State University where he is receiving his Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance. He studies piano with Dr. Timothy Shafer and conducting with Gerardo Edelstein.