Biography

Conductor

TIM SEELIG is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He is also Conductor Emeritus of the Turtle Creek Chorale which he has conducted for twenty years.

He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas and a Diploma from the Mozarteum Salzburg. His six books on choral technique include several best-sellers, and his memoir, Tale of Two Tims: Big Ol’ Baptist, Big Ol’ Gay, was published last year.

Dr. Seelig has conducted and performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, carried the Olympic torch as a Community Hero, and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest choral concert (more than twenty hours). His more than fifty recordings have been on Billboard Top Ten and iTunes Top Ten classical charts. His choruses have produced three documentaries. The PBS documentary After Goodbye: An AIDS Story was awarded the national Emmy for best documentary, and Gay Chorus Deep South, which won the audience favorite award at its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019, is available on streaming platforms.

His choruses have been creating new music for over three decades beginning with the first AIDS Requiem in 1991. The last ten years have been filled with new works by Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, Ola Gjeilo, Jake Heggie, James Eakin III, John Corigliano, Stephen Sondheim, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Stephen Flaherty. This concert marks his San Francisco Symphony debut. Dr. Seelig is the proud grandfather of the amazing Clara Skye, Eden Mae, Cora Rose, and Ivy Hope.