Timothy K. Sawyer
Director of Choral Activities; Associate Professor of Music – Northwestern Choir, Varsity Men's Chorus, Chamber Singers, Conducting
Faculty member since 1989
Timothy Sawyer is a widely known conductor and educator, and a veteran of many professional choirs, among them the Dale Warland Singers, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and the Ensemble Singers of VocalEssence. Sawyer’s conducting teachers include Helmuth Rilling, Eric Ericson, Gregg Smith, Vance George, Margaret Hillis, and Dale Warland. He has conducted choral performances throughout the United States, Europe and South America, and for state and divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. Active as a festival conductor, he has led all-state and honor choirs throughout the United States, and internationally in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Ukraine. From 1997–2004, he was associate conductor of the Minnesota Chorale, preparing choruses for performance with the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and served as choir director at The Colonial Church of Edina from 1995-2010. In 2004, he was named Artistic Director and Conductor of the Two Rivers Chorale, a St. Paul-based chorus.
B.A. (Bethel University);
Office Location: Totino Fine Arts Center 2308