Tim Wells

Guest Musician

Tim is Bassoon II/Contrabassoon with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale with Jere Lantz, Music Director. His freelance career spans such ensembles as The Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Oratorio Society of Minnesota, Choral Arts Ensemble (appearing on their This Shining Night CD), The Metropolitan Symphony (2003 Concerto Competition winner), The NorthWind Trio, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Andrew Lutheran Church Orchestra (Mahtomedi, MN). He also enjoys doubling on bass clarinet and baritone sax for the Bloomington Civic Theatre with Anita Ruth, Music Director.

Tim is the Instrumental Music Coordinator at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he oversees the instrument inventory and maintenance. He taught Applied Bassoon and Music Theory at Saint Cloud State University from 1997-2003. Instructors include Charles Ullery, Dr. Steven Konechne, Dr. Timothy Perry, Dr. Patricia Hoy, and Norbert Nielubowski (contrabassoon), Gus Sandberg (saxophone), and Dana Donnay (instrument repair). He completed his BA in Instrumental Music at Bemidji State University in 1986.