2017 Faculty: Piano
Debra Throgmorton currently serves as a full-time faculty member at Front Range Community College - Larimer campus, where she teaches music courses and directs the Music and Dance programs. She has appeared as a soloist with many regional orchestras including the Greeley Philharmonic, Ethos West Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Chamber Orchestra, and UNC Chamber Choir and Orchestra. She is currently serving on the board of Front Range Chamber Players.
Pianist TIMOTHY BURNS is a versatile performer and collaborator, with significant instrumental, vocal, and choral accompanying experience. He holds degrees in piano performance, music theory pedagogy, and collaborative piano from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, studying with Carol Schanely-Cahn, David Allen Wehr, and Jean Barr.
Dr. Burns has performed in a variety of collaborative and solo settings throughout the United States and Canada. He has served as staff accompanist for the 2010 King Award Competition, the 2012 International Viola Congress, and the 2013 International Society of Bassists Competition and Conference. Past summer residences have included the NYSSSA Choral Studies Program, the Performing Arts Institute at the Wyoming Seminary, the Eastman School of Music’s “Summer@Eastman” program, The Lift Clarinet Academy, Off the Hook Arts, and the Just Chamber Music program. Currently, Dr. Burns serves as Supervisor of Piano Accompanying at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."