Tim Salaver

History & Beyond

Tim Salaver is a vocalist, director, producer, and writer.  He sings with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and performed on their 1995 Grammy-award winning recording of Johannes Brahms A German Requiem

Tim is the Encore Vocalists producer, responsible for promoting and creating performing opportunities for the ensemble.  He is also the Bass Section Lead for the Menlo Park Chorus and sings with the John Knox Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir.  In the Summer of 2015, Tim performed with San Francisco-based Volti as part of their Auction Napa Valley Flash Mob and Festival del Sole Chorus where he performed the world premiere of Gordon Getty's Five Choral Works and Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Russian National Orchestra.  He also performed with Emily Johnson in Shore and Skywalker Symphony Orchestra in The Legend of Zelda - Symphony of the Goddesses.  In December 2014, he performed with the New York Choral Society in Andrea Bocelli’s Christmas Tour at Madison Square Garden as well as on PBS in Lincoln Center Presents: The Richard Tucker Foundation Gala.  He has performed as a bass, tenor, and countertenor soloist with Pacific Masterworks Chorus, Los Robles Master Chorale, Fresno Community Chorus, Novum Voce and University of California Alumni Chorus.  As a stage performer, he has appeared in productions of Mame as Ito, The King and I as Luntha, The Reluctant Dragon as Saint George, Godspell and Wonderful Town

Tim is the Music Director of Morts pour la France, a William Byron Webster production of opera music.  As a choir director, Tim’s choruses have performed at the White House, The U.S. Congress, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, Disneyland, National Cathedral, Kennedy Center, and National Gallery of Art.  He has produced and directed his choirs in the United Way-sponsored Christmas recording, Faces of the Season. Tim has written, directed, and produced two musicals and over 20 concerts. 

He is a charter member of the Pacific Masterworks Chorus and sang with Barbershop Harmony Society's award-winning Voices in Harmony, both led by Dr. Greg Lyne.  He was also instrumental in the transformation of the Society's Valley Harmony Singers led by Laura Pallas. Tim also performed with the award-winning Pacific Coast Harmony.  Other choruses that he has performed with are Volti with Robert Geary, Areté (at California Lutheran University) with Morgan Wyant, Los Robles Master Chorale with Leslie Leighton, Colorado Chorale with Frank Eychanor, Fresno Community Chorus with Anna Hamre, San Francisco Concert Chorale with John Emory Bush, San Francisco Choral Society with Magen Solomon, and University of California Alumni Chorus with Mark Sumner. Tim has also performed under the batons of Seiji Ozawa, Herbert Blomstedt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel, Andre Previn, Mistlav Rostropovich, Vance George, Ragnar Bohlin, Ian Robertson, Mark Sumner, John Alexander and Howard Swan.

Tim began singing at the age of ten as a boy soprano in the San Francisco Boys Chorus where he performed with the ensemble for 5 years. As a member of the SFBC, he performed on the group’s first international tour to Romania as part of the Friendship Ambassadors program, as well as, several SF Opera productions and SF Symphony concerts.

Tim is a 10-year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and American Choral Directors Association.

Tim is a technology manager for large-scale enterprise business applications and implementations.  He is a certified project manager professional, six sigma master black belt, and scrum master.  Tim earned a B.S. in Information Systems and an MBA (Executive Program) from Golden Gate University.