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Dr. Timothy Skinner serves as Lecturer of Clarinet at the University of New Mexico and is a member of the New Mexico Winds. In addition to his work at UNM, he has held the Bass Clarinet position with the New Mexico Philharmonic since 2015.
As a performer, Dr. Skinner has had the privilege of playing with notable ensembles such as the Dallas Winds, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Del Sol Quartet, and Chatter Albuquerque. Internationally, he has given performances in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, China, and England. He has also placed as a finalist in prestigious competitive events, including the ICA Orchestral Competition, the MTNA Chamber Music Competition, and the Fischoff Competition.
Dr. Skinner is an active educator, working with many Albuquerque high schools, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and Young Musician Initiative, a non-profit education program affiliated with the New Mexico Philharmonic. Before moving to New Mexico, he held the Graduate Teaching Assistant position at the University of Texas in Austin and taught privately in the local public schools. Recently, Dr. Skinner was featured as a guest clinician at the first ever Las Vegas Clarinet Day in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Originally from California, Dr. Skinner earned his BM from California State University Northridge, MM from the University of New Mexico, and DMA from the University of Texas in Austin. His principal teachers include Berkeley Price, Julia Heinen, Keith Lemmons, Nathan Williams, and Richie Hawley.