East Bay native Tim Silva has performed with the Artists’ Vocal Ensemble (AVE), SF Choral Artists, Chalice Consort, Marin Symphony, Chorus, ForeignFire, et al, and regularly appears with Volti. He will make his debut with Gaude this fall. With Volti, he has worked with the SF Opera Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, and the Kronos Quartet, in addition to several composers. He is an active performer with several independent projects, and is one-third of the folk-pop trio Iron Henry. He produces and promotes live music events throughout the bay area. He holds a degree in Music Education and composition from UCLA. In addition to seven years as music teacher and program coordinator at St. Leander School, Tim has served as a voice and/or musicianship coach for Piedmont East Bay Children's Choirs' Summer camp program for the past three years, and has served several other choirs in the area. He directs Throckappella, a teen-age a cappella program at the Throckmorton Theater, where he is also a section-leader/soloist for the Theater Chorus. In his free time, he enjoys baseball and propagating plants.