Timothy Abbott, bassoon, has been a member of the Flint Symphony since the 2010-2011 season. A performer of both symphonic classical works and musical theatre, he currently lives in New York City and works as a professional woodwind doubler. He is proficient on all instruments in the woodwind family, and his collection contains close to 30 different woodwind instruments! Timothy got his start with music at an early age on the piano, and then began playing the flute in the fourth grade. In the sixth grade, he was introduced to the bassoon and quickly fell in love with this new instrument. With so many wonderful musical experiences, he has had the great fortune to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, as well as internationally on various orchestral tours. Timothy holds degrees from Indiana University (BM Bassoon Performance, BS Biology, minor in Chemistry), the University of Michigan (MM Bassoon Performance, MM Chamber Music), and studied internationally at the Sydney Conservatorium in Sydney, Australia.