Timothy Leimer: A Violin Music Minor Recital
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00pm
Price Music Center Room 120
My name is Tim Leimer and I am currently a junior studying Forest Management with a minor in violin performance here at N. C. State. I originally began playing the violin when I was 3 years old, and continued through high school. I began to get more serious about the violin my senior year of high school and my parents encouraged me to keep up the violin through college, so I kept with it. I have come to enjoy playing the violin more since I have started college here at N. C. State and I also enjoy playing around with a few fiddle and bluegrass tunes. In addition to being involved in the music minor, I am also a member of the Raleigh Civic Symphony and have been playing actively in the Symphony since my freshman year. I have played for a few weddings and funerals over the years and I have played at a couple church services at my home church and a couple other churches. Occasionally, I will play with the worship team at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s large group meetings here on campus. Playing the violin and being involved in the music minor has tested my will to practice and improve on the violin at times. I have come to learn that it requires patience, perseverance, and hard work to improve and reach the desired results and I have come to appreciate working hard as I have seen the rewarding results. I would like to than Mrs. Susan Shoemaker for teaching me in my early years of the violin and keeping me at it up until high school. I must thank Mrs. Nora Smilovici for really turning my violin playing around during my senior year of high school and for really helping me break my bad habits and play at a higher level. I cannot thank Ms. Lindi Wang enough for the hard work and patience she has put towards teaching me these last three years leading up to this point. Thank you for your perseverance and for pushing me to understand different characters and techniques involved with playing the violin. I would also like to thank Dr. Foy for his hard work in conducting the Raleigh Civic Symphony that I have been involved in for the past 3 years and my prayers are with him for his health and healing. After graduation I hope to engage in some wildfire work out west and potentially some timber cruising and other forestry-related work.