Timothy Waugh


At PikeView he founded & built the departments of Choral Music, Handbells and Musical Theatre, all of which have won awards and acclaim in their circles. The choral music departments have an uninterrupted record of superior ratings in competition since the first competitions in 1996. In 2001, the PV Chorale swept Grand Champion in competitions in Orlando, winning 1st & 2nd place trophies in traditional vocal performance, vocal jazz and ladies choir. One of the judges commented that their performance abilities placed them in the top 10% of the country.

The PV Handbell Ensemble was awarded the 2000 AGEHR Exemplary Handbell Award and has played solo concerts at area events in the past. Producing at least one Broadway show each year, the Musical Theatre Department has won critical acclaim and provides students opportunities to be a part of a musical theatre experience. The school Department of Musical Theatre has produced successful runs of top-notch musicals, among them The Wizard of Oz, Godspell, Camelot, Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors and Annie.

He was the founding director of the First Community Choruses and Orchestra, which performed in southern West Virginia for over 25 years, and is active as a baritone soloist for other church and community choirs. Recently he, with another choral director in his area, founded the FOUR SEASONS VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE, a semi-professional group of singers, pursuing high level musical vocal performance.

Tim holds a B.S. in Music Education in organ from Concord College in Athens, WV, minoring in woodwinds and voice.

In the AGEHR organization, he is the past Education Coordinator for Area V, and past West Virginia State Chair. He continues to be active in the organization in his area and across the country. He has taught in all areas of the National Guild and the Ontario Guild, as well as for various local handbell festivals, AGEHR national ringers and directors conferences, and the 1996 International Handbell Symposium in New Mexico. He was named as a Master Teacher with a concentration in Rhythmic Education by the AGEHR and conducted the first Distinctly Bronze style Youth Event at the 2001 Palm Springs Spectacular.

He is a published composer of both choral and handbell music and an author of educational articles. Tim won the 1992 composition contest in Area V with Gioioso and also won his diocesan competition for Appalachian Folk-Hymn Mass a mass setting celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Catholic Hierarchy in America. He was named Officer of the Month by the American Guild of Organists in October 1995, Employee of the Month at Mercer County Schools (110% Club) in March 1997, and was featured in AGEHR's "Overtones" magazine in March 1997. He was selected by the PikeView High School faculty as 1997-1998 Teacher of the Year.