Tim Foster maintains an active career as a performer, accompanist, collaborator, and instructor. He maintains a vibrant piano studio with more than forty students of all ages and abilities. In addition to working with faculty and students here at Gettysburg, he regularly performs with the Shippensburg University Concert Choir and frequently collaborates in recitals at Mount St. Mary’s University.
Foster has a Bachelor of Music from Gettysburg College and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland College Park. His teachers have included Mr. James Sempeles of Camp Hill, PA, Harvey Wedeen of Temple University, Jocelyn Swigger of Gettysburg College, Cleveland Page (solo piano), and Rita Sloan (collaborative piano) of the University of Maryland.
Foster’s love for teaching was recognized early on as he began building his private studio prior to his undergraduate studies. As he realized his passion for teaching, he also studied and obtained a degree in elementary education in addition to his music studies at Gettysburg College. He continued building his studio through graduate school, where he also studied piano pedagogy.
Besides his regular studio instruction and work with local colleges/universities, he is active in the community’s musical scene. He has performed for Gettysburg Festival events, accompanied and performed with the Adams County Chorus Festival, plays with local schools for musical productions, and collaborates with local artists. He also served as a judge for the Miriam Thomann Piano Competition as well as a merit scholarship at Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg, PA.
He currently resides in New Oxford with his wife and four daughters.