The Start-Up Committee | With the dreams of uniting local musicians and spreading beautiful fiddle-inspired music throughout the community, this group made Finger Lakes Fiddle Orchestra possible! Pictured left to right: Timothy Ball, Michael Ludgate, David Christie, Anne Robbins, Joan Hudyncia | Not pictured: John Bunge, Claudia Griffin

Musical Director | Timothy Ball

Tim plays the fiddle, violin, guitar, and has more than ten years of experience in facilitating joyful fiddling for musicians of all ages! He’s conversant in a wide range of musical styles, and specializes in helping players of all abilities find satisfying ways to make music together.

Tim teaches regularly at the Ithaca Suzuki Institute and the Kanack School of Music fiddle camp, and maintains a private fiddle/violin studio in Ithaca, New York. As a performer, he tours throughout the northeast with his Celtic trio Arise & Go, contra dance bands Center Street and Tempest, and has played with Renaissance festival bands Empty Hats and Cantiga.