Tim Ferrier


Tim Ferrier (B.Mus. B.Ed.) is the Wind Ensemble director of the Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra. In 1993 he graduated from the UNSW with a double degree in music and education. Rather than teach in the classroom he chose to teach bands and tutor brass instruments. Since 1994 he has taught concert and stage bands in a number of schools in Sydney’s north. His bands have received many outstanding results including Command Performance invitations at the Yamaha Festival, gold awards NSW Schools Band Festival and 1st and 2nd places at the McDonalds Performing Arts Challenge with marks as high as 98/100.

As a performer Tim played French horn in the Australian Wind Orchestra touring Hong Kong and Japan in 1995, representing Australia at the World Conference for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. From 1997 – 2001 he was the trumpet player in the Big Big Band – one of Sydney’s busiest corporate party bands at that time. Since 2004 he has played 1st horn in the Northwest Wind Ensemble – currently the state and national champion open ‘A’ grade concert band. Tim has also played horn and trumpet with numerous other community bands, orchestras and musical societies.

Outside of teaching and playing Tim also composes music. He has a Graduate Certificate in Sound from UTS and has an interest in sound design and composing for film and other media projects.