Director of Choral Activities, effective fall 2019
Monday-Friday 8-10am or by appointment
Master of Music: Choral Conducting, Western Washington University.
Master of Music: Piano Performance, University of Texas
Bachelor of Arts: Piano Performance, Western Washington University
A versatile musician with many areas of expertise, Professor Timothy Fitzpatrick has pursued a career that is supported by outstanding academic achievements and diverse musical endeavors. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from Western Washington University, additionally studying harpsichord and collaborative accompanying. Timothy received his Master of Music in Piano Performance from The University of Texas in Austin where he studied piano performance, pedagogy, and solo vocal accompanying. While living in San Francisco, he conducted the male chorus The Songbirds, served as Minister of Music at St. Bartholomew’s Church, and studied voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting at San Francisco State University. He coached voice and taught piano, performing regularly at Max’s Opera Café, a popular San Francisco restaurant that featured opera, classical, jazz, Broadway and pop music. Since returning to Bellingham, he earned a second Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting at WWU, established a thriving music ministry at The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and founded the Bellingham Chamber Chorale.
Currently, Timothy serves as Associate Professor of Choral Music/Vocal Education and directs the Advanced Treble Chorale, and the University Treble and Tenor-Bass Choirs. He teaches music education courses and mentors pre-service teachers in secondary choral methods. His choirs have toured the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and the Baltic States. His Advanced Women’s Chorale has been featured twice at the Northwestern American Choral Director’s Division Convention. Recently, Timothy spent a year in Estonia studying choral literature, music education, and performance traditions of that country. He actively promotes and performs Estonian choral music in his concerts. He has served on the board of the Washington State chapter of the American Choral Directors Association for over 14 years and remains active as a choral, vocal, and piano adjudicator around the Northwest. Professor Fitzpatrick was recently appointed Director of Choral Activities, effective fall 2019.