Timothy Accurso joined the Opera Santa Barbara team as Principal Pianist in September 2018. Tim has been on music staff with Utah Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Las Vegas, Opera Saratoga, and the Seagle Music Colony. Originally from Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania, he completed his undergraduate studies at Susquehanna University in Vocal and Piano Performance. To further his studies in opera, Tim received a Master’s of Music in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Dr. Julie Jordan Gunn. Following his studies, Tim was a resident artist with Utah Opera from 2015-2017. In his work with Opera Santa Barbara, he plays all mainstage rehearsals, serves as chorus master of the Opera Santa Barbara chorus, directs the Chrisman Studio Artist program for emerging singers, and performs in community concerts throughout Santa Barbara and the central coast. In addition to his work at Opera Santa Barbara, Tim was named the Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus in the fall of 2022. When not performing or practicing, Tim enjoys exploring the food and wine scene here in beautiful Santa Barbara!