"A consummate and eclectic musician" ... words
that a colleague recently used to describe Timothy Waugh.
"Tim brings to the manuscript, podium, stage and classroom
an energy and vitality that seems to ensure the success of performers
of every age and ability."
Known nationally and internationally to performers of many
mediums including choral,handbells, theatre and church,Tim has
established himself as a tireless champion for performing arts
of all types.
Serving since 1994 as Chair of the Department of Music and
the Division of Fine Arts at PikeView High School, he directs
choral, musical theatre, and handbell activities in a public
education setting. He is in his 27th year as a public school
educator, having spent 18 years teaching as an Elementary Music
Well known to members of the community of the American
Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Tim is a popular conductor,
composer and clinician for many conferences and festivals for
ringers and directors. In upcoming months he will be the first
to conduct the AGEHR HIGH CHALLENGE, a conference for youth
ringers exploring the highest level of musicianship with handbells.
He will also be featured as guest conductor for the Bells
of the Cascades MOOSE-I-CAL Cruise to Alaska in August
2003 and will be a guest clinician in the 2004 Handbell
Exploration International at Hershey PA.
He is well known for his work in musicality and rhythmic acuity
incorporating techniques from Dalcroze and Orff in his series
of workshops RHYTHMS TO RINGING
"Working with clinician Tim Waugh has proven to be an
entertaining challenge! How wonderful to be taught and forced
to think (and practice physical coordination) with a smile."
He has also served many Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish congregations
as Pastoral Musician, providing direction for choral, handbell
and children's music and recently retired from active church
music ministry after 32 years of service. He has served for
the past five years as Artist in Residence at The
Beckley Presbyterian Church playing on the Noack Organ,
In the summer of 2001 he became the Musical Director for
Theatre West Virginia which produces three summer productions,
including Hatfields & McCoys and Honey in the
Rock at Grandview National Park and tours in the fall to
public schools in the area. In his return to TWV he has directed
the music for Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat and Oklahoma. The fall tours included The
Apple Tree and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
This marked his return to the cast of TWV after a 25 year absence.
At PikeView he founded & built the departments of Choral
Music, Handbells and Musical Theatre, all of which have won
awards and acclaim in their circles. The choral music departments
have an uninterrupted record of superior ratings in competition
since the first competitions in 1996. In 2001, the PV Chorale
swept Grand Champion in competitions in Orlando, winning 1st &
2nd place trophies in traditional vocal performance, vocal jazz
and ladies choir. One of the judges commented that their performance
abilities placed them in the top 10% of the country.
The PV Handbell Ensemble was awarded the 2000 AGEHR Exemplary
Handbell Award and has played solo concerts at area events
in the past. Producing at least one Broadway show each year,
the Musical Theatre Department has won critical acclaim and
provides students opportunities to be a part of a musical theatre
experience. The school Department of Musical Theatre has produced
successful runs of top-notch musicals, among them The Wizard
of Oz, Godspell, Camelot, Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors
He was the founding director of the First Community Choruses
and Orchestra, which performed in southern West Virginia for
over 25 years, and is active as a baritone soloist for other
church and community choirs. Recently he, with another choral
director in his area, founded the FOUR SEASONS VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE,
a semi-professional group of singers, pursuing high level musical
Tim holds a B.S. in Music Education in organ from Concord
College in Athens, WV, minoring in woodwinds and voice.
In the AGEHR organization, he is the past Education Coordinator
for Area V, and past West Virginia State Chair. He continues
to be active in the organization in his area and across the
country. He has taught in all areas of the National Guild and
the Ontario Guild, as well as for various local handbell festivals,
AGEHR national ringers and directors conferences, and the 1996
International Handbell Symposium in New Mexico. He was named
as a Master Teacher with a concentration in Rhythmic Education
by the AGEHR and conducted the first Distinctly Bronze style
Youth Event at the 2001 Palm Springs Spectacular.
He is a published composer of both choral and handbell music
and an author of educational articles. Tim won the 1992 composition
contest in Area V with Gioioso and also won his diocesan
competition for Appalachian Folk-Hymn Mass a mass setting
celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Catholic Hierarchy
in America. He was named Officer of the Month by the American
Guild of Organists in October 1995, Employee of the Month at
Mercer County Schools (110% Club) in March 1997, and was featured
in AGEHR's "Overtones" magazine in March 1997. He was selected
by the PikeView High School faculty as 1997-1998 Teacher of