Mr. McKay has been percussion faculty at Howard Community College since 2005, where he teaches for-credit percussion lessons, percussion ensemble, and non-credit private lessons through the Music Institute. He actively participates in HCC's music outreach program by giving workshops and masterclasses to students throughout Howard County. He was the director of the nationally recognized percussion ensemble at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, VA, from 2004 until June 2010. Mr. McKay currently works with the marching percussion program at Reservoir High School in Fulton, MD, and is the percussion coordinator of the Howard County High School G/T Youth Orchestra in Columbia, MD.
Mr. McKay's students have performed in district, regional and national festivals such as the PG County Middle School Honor Band, the Howard County GT Middle School Symphonic Band, the Howard County GT Orchestra, the MMEA Convention, the Music For All National Percussion Festival, and the Midwest Clinic. They have also received excellent and superior ratings at district and state-level Solo and Ensemble competitions.
A sought after clinician, Mr. McKay has given masterclasses and clinics at various high schools and middle schools throughout the metro DC area, including the Percussive Arts Society Maryland Day of Percussion in 2006. He has adjudicated Solo and Ensemble Festivals and All-District Band and All-State auditions in MD and VA. Mr. McKay is a Vic Firth endorser and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.
Professionally, Mr. McKay has performed with the Syracuse Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, West Virginia Symphony and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. He has worked with world renowned conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, David Robertson, Jo-Ann Falletta, and Gerard Schwarz, performing in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music Center, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Merkin Hall, and the National Cathedral. In May 2005 he performed Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater in Washington, DC. In October 2009 he performed the first movement of Christopher Rouse's percussion concerto Der gerettete Alberich with the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with numerous theater companies throughout the area, including the Studio Theater, Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theater, The Atlas Theater, Olney Theater, and Imagination Stage.
He attended the National Orchestral Institute summer music festival in 2000, and again in 2004 and 2005. Mr. McKay received his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from the Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with Michael Rosen, and his Master of Music in percussion performance from the University of Maryland where he studied with John Tafoya.
Tim McKay resides in Columbia, MD, with his two beautiful girls - his wife Amanda and daughter, Isabelle.
More information can be found on his website, http://timmckaypercussion.weebly.com
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