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Tim Berens

Instrument: Guitar

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Guitar from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from The Ohio State University

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Current neighborhood: Waynesville, Ohio

Joined the CSO in 1983

Professional experiences: Tim has played on 40 Cincinnati Pops recordings and in Pops PBS specials. He wrote arrangements that are performed hundreds of times per year by orchestras all over the US, and have been recorded by the Cincinnati Pops. His arrangments are regularly performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center to the Hollywood Bowl. Tim also recently began conducting professionally.

Current playlist: Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock

Favorite orchestral work: Beethoven's Second Symphony

Fun fact: In high school, I played on a state champion chess team.

Favorite thing to do in Cincinnati: Visit Fountain Square

Favorite food: Vegetable soup

How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? By means of community outreach. We need to be performing concerts for people who would not normally hear orchestral music.

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