Described by Fanfare Magazine as “extraordinary” with “remarkably beautiful oboe playing,” TIMOTHY GOCKLIN is the oboist with the national award-winning Akropolis Reed Quintet and currently holds the position of Artist-In-Residence in Oboe at the University of Northern Colorado. Having begun in 2009, Akropolis has won six national chamber music prizes, including the Fischoff Gold Medal and Grand Prize at both the Plowman and MTNA chamber music competitions. In addition to his success with Akropolis, Gocklin has also performed in ensembles such as Le Train Bleu under Ransom Wilson, The New York Chamber Soloists, The Colorado Music Festival, The Mozart Orchestra of New York under Gerard Schwarz, The Orchestra of St. Luke's, and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. He has collaborated with musicians of the Dover and Miro String Quartets in addition to many artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, including David Shifrin, Carol Wincenc, and Tara Helen O’Connor. He has taught and performed all over the country and around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Chile, Colombia, China, Germany, and more. Gocklin received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music.