Timothy Steele is an active vocal coach, collaborative pianist, and conductor, and has taught for 26 years on the opera faculty at New England Conservatory. He has conducted outreach tours with the Boston Lyric Opera and is a former music director for Opera Providence. He has served as assistant conductor/pianist for over 190 productions with 25 opera companies, including Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera, Central City Opera, and Opera Maine. He assisted with the Pulitzer Prize winning opera Madame White Snake for productions in Boston and Taiwan and the Ouroboros Trilogy in 2016, and for three years collaborated with WaterFire Providence on a unique and popular series of opera evenings. For the last eight years he has been music director at First Parish of Milton-UU and producer of Milton Community Concerts. In Boston he has performed with Emmanuel Music, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, among others.