Tim Borton and Malcolm Lim are the Section Percussionists at the Calgary Philharmonic. They will be
discussing basic technique and approach on the snare drum, percussion accessories and the xylophone
and glockenspiel to sound production, with examples and excerpts from the orchestral repertoire.
Percussionist/timpanist Timothy Borton has established himself as one of the most in-demand musicians in Canada. Tim's performance credits include the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada, Calgary Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thunder Bay Symphony, and two seasons as acting Principal Percussionist with the Auckland Philharmonia in… New Zealand. As a chamber musician and soloist Tim has been involved with the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, the Instrumental Society of Calgary Chamber Series, the C'MON Festival in Edmonton, and the Shattering the Silence New Music Festival with the Nothin' But Gnarly Ensemble at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Tim's principal teachers were John Rudolph, Bev Johnston, Russell Hartenberger, and David Kent, with further studies with Robin Engelman, Bob Becker, and Christopher Lamb in New York City. Tim currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, and plays regularly with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Malcolm Lim performs regularly with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He has taught at the University of Lethbridge, Augustana University College, and Red Deer College; currently he is an instructor at the Mount Royal University Conservatory of Music. He has studied orchestral percussion at McGill University and L’Universite de Montreal; with the support of the Alberta Foundation and the Canada Council, he has further pursued his studies in New York City and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His teachers include Pierre Beluse, D’Arcy Gray, and Louis Charbonneau (Orchestral percussion), Glen Velez (frame drums), Michel Mirhige (Arabic percussion), Marcos Suzanno (Brazilian percussion), Alessandra Belloni (Italian percussion), and Trichy Sankaran (S. Indian percussion). Malcolm has published several articles in Percussive Notes, the journal of the Percussive Arts Society. His work has been broadcast on CBC.