Directors

Tim Cibor, Director

ciborTim Cibor is husband to Sara and father to Catherine and Simon. He is the director of bands and assistant director of orchestras at Birmingham Seaholm High School. Under his leadership, the band program continues to have successful marching and concert seasons, performing in London, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Orlando, Memphis, Nashville and New York City.

An active conductor, Tim has been the Artistic Director for the Dearborn Youth Symphony since 2008. From 2010-2015 he was on the conducting staff for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra where he lead the Civic Concert Orchestra. He has been a guest conductor for the Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra, and Birmingham Concert Band. Recently, Tim was a conductor for the Detroit Symphony's "Avanti" Summer Music Festival. Tim has also served on faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp and has presented at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids. This fall he will be a speaker at the National Music Education conference in Nashville.

Tim earned undergraduate degrees at Wayne State University and a M.M. at the University of Michigan. In his free time Tim enjoys golf, working on his house, spending time with his family and cheering for his beloved Detroit Red Wings. His ice sculptures have won numerous awards and he has also been known to use leaf-blowers.

Tim can be reached by email at tcibor@birmingham.k12.mi.us or by phone at 248-203-3794.

Grace Wolfe, Assistant Director

Grace Wolfe PhotoGrace Wolfe is the Assistant Band Director at Seaholm High School and Derby Middle School. She is very excited to work with excellent colleagues and students!

Grace received her bachelor's degree in performance and music education from the University of Michigan. While at U-M, she performed with the Concert Band, Symphony Band, Philharmonic Orchestra, Trombone Ensemble, and various chamber groups. In 2015 she had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to perform at the American Trombone Workshop with the University of Michigan Trombone Ensemble, and in 2012 she traveled to China with a group of U-M students and faculty for a music education cultural exchange. Grace was also a proud member of the Michigan Marching Band and Michigan Hockey Band, two of her favorite experiences from her time at U-M.

Making and teaching music is one of Grace's favorite activities. She is thrilled to be able to do what she loves! Besides music, Grace also enjoys reading, Diet Coke, photoshopping, the outdoors, cheering for Michigan sports (especially hockey and football!), and spending time with family and friends.

Grace can be reached by email at gwolfe@birmingham.k12.mi.us or by phone at 248-203-3794.

Adam James, Percussion Instructor

Adam JamesAdam James has been coaching the Seaholm drum line for over ten years, and teaching private lessons and performing since his junior year of high school.

He attended Michigan State University where he studied classical and hand percussion as well as drum set, and then went on to graduate Cum Laude from Wayne State University, earning a degree in Music Industry Management with an emphasis in musical performance.

Adam is known for his versatility, being a performer of everything from jazz and blues to rock-n-roll and musical theater. He has performed and/or recorded with Sony artist Sonia Lee, Frankie Ford, Stewart Francke, The Crystals, Kim Wilson, Lazy Lester, The Tokens, Doug Demming, Damani Phillips, Bob Mervak, Boogie Dynomite and many others.

He can also be heard on the soundtrack to the film Hit and Run, released in 2012.