Timothy Carpenter has studied conducting with Wyn Davies, Karen Grylls, Uwe Grodd, Rupert D’Cruze, Christopher Seaman, Tecwyn Evans and has gained his Masters of Music in conducting with first-class honours from the University of Auckland. He holds a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in Cello with Distinction, a Bachelor of Music from the University of Waikato and an Honours degree in performance organ from the University of Auckland.
Timothy has been a member of Symphony Australia, conducting the city Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne, Western Australian, Tasmania, Auckland as well as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has worked as a guest conductor with Opera NZ, Manukau Symphony Orchestra, St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra, Devonport Chamber Orchestra, Bay of Plenty Symphonia and Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra. Earlier this year he was the conductor for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra. Timothy has been a member of the New Zealand National Youth Orchestra, the New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand.
Until July 2021, Timothy was the Director of Music at St Paul’s Collegiate School, Musical Director of Hamilton Civic Choir, the conductor of Youth Orchestra Waikato as well as a freelance conductor, organist and coach.
From September 2021, Timothy takes up a position at Ardingly College, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
"The orchestra clearly enjoyed playing this music and conductor Timothy Carpenter drew the best out of them with minimal effort."