Tim Saeger is a native of San Diego, California. He is a member of the San Diego Local 325 Musicians’ Association working as a freelance trumpeter. As a well rounded musician, Tim performs in everything from big band jazz to classical weddings and can be seen as an extra with the San Diego Symphony during their Pops Season. Passionate about teaching the trumpet Tim also holds several trumpet coaching jobs and maintains a large private studio, personally interacting with over 100 students a week. Active on social media, Tim’s audio/video skills help him stay in contact with a large audience.
Recent Experience Of Note
United Sates Air Force Airmen Of Note, Split Lead Trumpet Audition Finalist - 2023
United Sates Air Force Academy Band, Lead Trumpet Audition Finalist - 2023
Substitute and Regular Extra Trumpet, San Diego Symphony — 2018–Present
During the SDSO Pops Seasons or on their Fox Film Concerts, you may find Tim assisting Principal Trumpeter, Chris Smith. As a classically trained trumpeter but with a passion for lead playing in big band jazz, Tim can blend with a section or be utilized in the extreme register. Tim is also occasionally brought in as a utility 4th or 5th trumpet in their Masterworks/Classical Season.
Trumpet, Classics For Kids Orchestra — 2004—Present
Passionate about educating our youth, Tim has enjoyed being a member of this orchestra whose sole purpose is to educate our youth and bring concerts to the underprivileged.
Principal Trumpet, Shadow Mountain Church Orchestra — 2006—Present
This Internationally Broadcasted Mega Church has an orchestra and 200 member choir perform services every weekend. Performing Handel’s Messiah to Gospel Rock, this is no ordinary church gig and demands a broad range of musical skill and physical capability. Tim is occasionally featured as a soloist.
Trumpet Class Coaching and Private Studio — 2003—Present
Native to San Diego and known for his passion in music education, Tim currently holds weekly trumpet coaching jobs at one middle school and three of the major competitive local high schools. Accommodating up to 60 private lessons/week plus his coaching jobs, Tim personally interacts with over 100 students each week. Tim’s students regularly and successfully audition for the All State and Southern California honor bands.
Tim regularly performs in small chamber groups. From theme park brass bands, brass quintets, or weddings with string quartets, Tim Plays with a variety of musicians and styles.
Broadway Show Musician — 2007–2012
Tim has enjoyed working with four of the larger union theaters in San Diego playing shows such as Wizard of Oz, Dr. Zhivago, A Catered Affair, The Drowsy Chaperon, and Peter Pan.
Other Hobbies and Interests
Tim is a dedicated husband to his amazing wife Dessie, and father to his two dogs Buddy and Athena. Other hobbies include bodysurfing, making/machining trumpet mouthpieces, and Audio and Video Editing. He is also a fitness enthusiast and for a while was a CrossFit coach holding a CrossFit Level 1 Certification.