Timothy Sestrick is Instructor of Music at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, where he teaches applied percussion and percussion methods, and directs the Percussion Ensemble. He also serves as Music Librarian at the College’s Musselman Library.
Mr. Sestrick currently performs with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and the York Symphony Orchestra, and has also appeared with the Aspen Festival and Chamber Orchestras, Ensemble New Amsterdam, the Gettysburg Festival Orchestra, the Johnstown and Altoona Symphony Orchestras, the Rochester Oratorio Society, and the Rochester Bach Festival Orchestra. He has been a frequent soloist at the Sunderman Conservatory and as part of the Music, Gettysburg! series, most recently with the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet in performances of Karen Thomas’ Sopravvento. Other appearances include the Gettysburg College Choir, Women’s Choir, and Wind Symphony; as well as the Majestic Jazz Orchestra, the Buzz Jones Big Band, and the Buzz Jones Quintet.
Mr. Sestrick is the recipient of the Charles Owen Memorial Scholarship at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as a Presser Music Award, and is a member of the national music honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda. He holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in percussion performance, and his principal teachers include Dr. Gary Olmstead at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Kristen Shiner-McGuire at Nazareth College of Rochester, as well as Jonathan Haas and Thomas Stubbs at the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Sestrick is an active clinician, appearing in high schools, the Sunderman Conservatory Band Invitational, and the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association District 7 conference.
B.A., Goddard College
B.M., Nazareth College
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.L.S., State University of New York at Buffalo