A native of California, Tim is a first-year Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in choral conducting at UConn. He currently works with and sings in UConn’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Mr. Mascarinas also teaches an undergraduate conducting course for students interested in directing instrumental and choral music ensembles.
Before moving to Connecticut, Tim was Director of Music at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Sacramento, CA for three years. He was assistant conductor and singer with the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra (SCSO) while pursuing his Master’s degree at Sacramento State University in choral conducting. During that time, Tim wore the hat of Music Director for St. George Episcopal Church in Carmichael for two years. Tim also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music History & Theory from the University of California, Davis. Tim has conducted for the SCSO, American River College Chamber Singers, and UC Davis; served as graduate assistant for the Sacramento State Choirs; and led numerous rehearsals as substitute conductor with church choirs.
Aside from his professional endeavors, Tim is an avid sports fan of baseball, basketball, football, tennis, golf, soccer, hockey, and so on. He also loves to cook and watches a multitude of cooking variety shows and competitions when unoccupied by school work. He’s always looking for someone to play golf with now that he’s settling in the East Coast!
Tim is excited to join St. Peter’s Episcopal Church as their Organist and Choir Director. After taking a short hiatus from church music to transition back into academia, it was only a matter of time before he’d jump back into doing something he loves: creating and presenting music to a loving community for our God!