Tim White OAM is a percussionist and educator based in Perth, Australia.

Tim is the Co-ordinator of Classical Music and Senior Lecturer in Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University, where he leads WAAPA's classical music and percussion programmes, directs the Defying Gravity percussion ensemble, co-ordinates all of WAAPA's classical ensembles, and supervises postgraduate students.

Tim has over thirty years full-time experience as an orchestral and solo percussionist. He was Principal Percussionist of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for 28 years, has also been Principal Percussionist of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with all ten of Australia’s professional symphony and theatre orchestras.

He has performed as a concerto soloist with professional orchestras in Australia and Germany, presented numerous Australian and world premieres of new works, and performed solo for the Festival of Perth.

Tim was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2021 for his services to music. He holds two Masters degrees in music performance, and is a 2022 Fulbright Scholar and a Churchill Fellow. Tim works regularly as a guest tutor for the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Australian National Academy of Music, has directed numerous percussion festivals, and won the 2015 OLT 'Australian Award for Teaching Excellence'. Sixty-five of his percussion graduates are now enjoying full-time careers as professional musicians.

Tim’s passion is the transformative power of music: exploring how its energy and joy can reach out to nurture imaginations, touch souls, enrich lives and transform communities.

Tim White

Tim White