Mr. Timothy Niebergall was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany (yes, there used to be two Germanys...). His family came to Virginia when he was 7 years old.Mr. Niebergall graduated from Fort Hunt High School in Fairfax County (it no longer exists!). Subsequently, Mr. Niebergall attended Tennessee Technological University where he was awarded a scholarship to study Music Composition with the award-winning composer, Robert Jager. He then transferred to James Madison University where he earned a Cum Laude bachelor's degree in Music Performance (Theory & Composition). After several years of working in the music publishing and recording industry, Mr. Niebergall obtained his Music Education certification from George Mason University.Mr. Niebergall taught for twenty years in the Arlington County (Virginia) Public Schools. As Director of Bands his ensembles consistently earned excellent and superior ratings at competitions and festivals. His ensembles have performed in Europe, Canada, as well as in eleven states and the District of Columbia. His students regularly place within all-district, all-state, and other honor bands as well numerous participants in solo & ensemble festivals. A number of his students have gone on to professional careers in music. In 2004 he accepted the Director of Bands position at Potomac Falls High School.Over the span of his career Mr. Niebergall's bands have performed a number of outstanding venues such as the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), the Meyerhof Auditorium (Baltimore), Disney World, The Kennedy Center (Washington DC), the Riverside Church (New York City), the Lowell Memorial Auditorium (Lowell MA), and at Butler Univeristy as part of the National Concert Band Festival, sponsored by Music for All.Mr. Niebergall is a past president of Phi Mu Alpha, Gamma Alpha chapter (JMU), past president of the JMU Music Students Association, 1980 Outstanding Music Student Award (JMU), recipient of the Charles E. Lutton Award, recipient of the 1991 McDonalds Teacher of the Year in the Washington Metropolitan Region, nominated for 1992 Arlington County Teacher of the Year, and former Executive Board for the Atlantic Indoor Association. In 2018 Mr. Niebergall was inducted into Phi Beta Mu, the International Band Masters Honor Fraternity. Mr. Niebergall is a member of NEA, VEA, LEA, NAfME, NBA, VMEA, PHI BETA MU, and VBODA. He is also an active adjudicator and guest conductor having served in West Virginia, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His ensembles have traveled to 22 states, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. He also served as chief judge for the Washington Cherry Blossom Parade for seven years (1993-1999).In March, 2020, Mr. Niebergall announced his retirement from teaching, effective in July. During this time, Mr. Niebergall will work to transition the program to the capable hands of a new director.Mr. Niebergall presently resides in Vienna, Virginia with his wife, Susan, while his son, Michael, is set to graduate college!
Last Modified on March 25, 2020