Timothy Genis joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra in 1993 and is now the Sylvia Shippen Wells Chair of Timpani for the BSO. He was previously a member of the Honolulu Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Genis is the head of the percussion department at Boston University and is an active clinician for Zildjian, Remo, Pearl/Adams, and Vic Firth. In 2012, Genis founded the company Tim Genis Inc., which creates high-quality timpani mallets sold worldwide.