Percussionist/timpanist Timothy Borton is quickly establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming musicians in Canada. Tim's performance credits include the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada, Calgary Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thunder Bay Symphony, and two seasons as acting Principal Percussionist with the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. As a chamber musician and soloist Tim has been involved with the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax and the Shattering the Silence New Music Festival with the Nothin' But Gnarly Ensemble at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Tim's principal teachers were John Rudolph, Bev Johnston, Russell Hartenberger, and David Kent, with further studies with Robin Engelman, Bob Becker, and Christopher Lamb in New York City. Tim currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, and plays regularly with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. When not performing or teaching, Tim can be found playing Highland snare with the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band based in Vancouver, BC, the number two ranked band in grade one in North America and tenth ranked in the world.