Director of Athletic Bands
Dr. Tim Heath is currently the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Teaching Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At Wake Forest, he oversees all aspects of the athletic band program and serves as a member of the conducting faculty assisting the concert bands. Previously, he was the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He also served as Assistant Director of the Wind Ensemble and was a member of the conducting faculty during his tenure at Samford.
As a performer, Dr. Heath regularly performs with the Piedmont Wind Symphony, a professional Wind Ensemble based in Winston-Salem, NC. His percussion background includes playing with the Tuscaloosa Symphony, the Alabama Winds, the Greensboro Philharmonia, and other concert ensembles. He is also an active drum set performer.
Before teaching full-time at the collegiate level, Dr. Heath was a graduate teaching assistant with The University of Alabama Bands and Music Education Department while pursuing his doctoral studies. Dr. Heath received the Outstanding Instrumental Music Education Graduate Student Award for the 2016-2017 academic school year. He also served as Director of Bands at Spring Creek High School in Seven Springs, NC.
Dr. Heath is an active clinician and adjudicator for concert and marching bands. As a clinician, he has presented at the collegiate and high school levels across the United States. As a music educator, Dr. Heath has presented sessions and research at the state and national levels and is published in The Instrumentalist, The National Band Association Journal, and Percussive Notes. Dr. Heath holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a Doctorate from The University of Alabama, and is a candidate for the Professional Artist Certificate in Conducting at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Dr. Heath serves on the Small College/University committee of the College Band Directors National Association and is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, College Music Society, Kappa Delta Epsilon Education Fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon, WASBE, IGEB and is an Honorary Member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity at the University of Alabama and Wake Forest University.
Dr. Heath is an educational clinician for Conn-Selmer Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Blackswamp Percussion, Remo Drumheads, and Innovative Percussion.