An active orchestral musician, chamber musician, soloist, and educator, Tim Crockett has performed as a percussionist all over the world. In 2012, Tim Crockett served as the prinicpal timpanist for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra's 2012 tour, a six week tour that traveled to Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From 2010-2012, he was a percussionist for the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra in Terre Haute, IN. He has been an associate member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and a finalist in many orchestral auditions throughout the United States.
Tim Crockett earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. While at IU, he performed in many ensembles, including the IU Percussion Ensemble, the IU Brazilian Ensemble, the IU Steel Pan ensemble, and many of the orchestras at IU. He studied percussion with John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, Michael Spiro, and Tony Cirone.
As an educator, Tim Crockett has taught music to children and young adults of all ages. In 2013, he was the Kindergarten Teaching Assistant at Waseda International School in Tokyo, Japan. At Waseda International School, he developed and implemented a series of "rhythm classes" that taught basic musical concepts to 3-5 year olds through percussion, singing, and movement. In the summer of 2008, he went to Germany, Luxembourg and France as the percussion section leader and drumset soloist with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Youth Orchestra. Currently, Tim teaches private drum set and percussion lessons in the St. Louis area. Please visit stldrumlessons.com if you are interested in lessons with Tim.
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, USA Tim Crockett began his musical studies at the age of 11, starting with percussion lessons. During high school, he performed in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Missouri All-State Orchestra. His percussion teachers in St. Louis were Michael Faris, Doug Smith, Rick Holmes, and John Kasica.