Timothy Muffitt first appeared with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and was appointed music director in 2006. Muffitt is also in his eleventh season as music director and conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony. During the summer, he also serves as music director of the Chautauqua Institution’s Music School Festival Orchestra, one of the country’s premier orchestral training ensembles.
Previously, Muffitt served as the associate conductor of the Austin Symphony and as artistic director of the Louisiana Philharmonic’s Casual Classics Series. Muffitt has appeared with leading orchestras throughout the country and is recognized as a strong proponent of community arts education.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Muffitt began his musical studies at age seven on the piano and later added the viola and trumpet. He studied at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned a doctor of musical arts degree.