Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin’s unique brand of teaching excellence makes him one of the most sought-after clinicians/conductors in the
country. With infectious enthusiasm and inspired musicianship, he brings smiles and laughter to students throughout the United States
and around the world. His dynamic teaching career includes over 800 workshops and institutes! His performance and teaching career
stretches across the United States and Canada into Bermuda, Germany, Italy, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, and he has
recorded two CDs, including the complete chamber music of Marcel Dupre for the Naxos label. He has directed the South Dakota and
Montana All State Orchestras. He is the holder of the American Suzuki Institute Suzuki Chair Award for 2013. Terry Durbin is also an
accomplished composer and notable arranger.
Dr. Durbin holds a DMA in orchestral conducting from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles, California, a Masters in violin
performance from the University of Illinois, an undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Alabama, and is
currently the director of the Suzuki String Program at the University of Louisville. He is a registered teacher trainer with the
Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Terry lives with his wife, Sandy, on 75 acres north of Lexington, Kentucky. They have three children and two grandchildren.
He believes in the magic of music’s power to enrich our lives.