Tim McCarrick has directed both string orchestras and jazz bands at the high school and college levels. Tims eclectic background includes performing on several string instruments in various musical styles, as well as classical training in violin performance, music education and composition. He conducted the All-Catholic Festival Orchestra for the city of Philadelphia from 1993-1997. His passion for traditional fiddling goes back decades and his writings on fiddle playing and fiddlers have been published by Fiddler Magazine, Fiddle Sessions, and his own website, The Irish Fiddle. Tim reviews music and edits the orchestra catalog for J.W. Pepper. He makes his home in Pennsylvania with his wife, an elementary school string teacher, and two musical daughters.