Timothy Weiss, conductor, has a vast and fearless contemporary repertoire including masterworks, recent compositions, and an impressive number of premieres, commissions and recordings with multiple ensembles and artists. He was the recipient of the Adventurous Programming Award from the League of American Orchestras. In addition to his role as the artistic director of the Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta in Bodø, Norway, Mr. Weiss is director of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. He is also a co-director of the Zohn-Collective, a flexible contemporary music collective which seeks to produce and perform artist-driven projects generated by its members. In his twenty-five years as music director of the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, he has brought the group to a level of artistry and virtuosity in performance that rivals the finest new music groups. During his tenure with the CME, Mr. Weiss has also helped launch the ensembles Eighth Blackbird and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), as well as many other leading performers of contemporary music. As a committed educator, Mr. Weiss is Professor of Conducting and Chair of the Division of Contemporary Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.