Conductor, Educator, Speaker, Leader, Author, Singer, Motivator, Guide, Friend, Parent, Grandpa



Dr. Tim Seelig is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
and the
National LGBTQ Center for the Arts.



10 Fun Or Unknown facts (OK, 12)

  • 1955 Seelig’s singing debut came at the age of 4, standing on the piano bench at his home in Fort Worth, Texas surrounded by a family of professional Southern Baptists.

  • 1965 His voice began to change. He switched to playing string bass in the orchestra, waiting for the massive register shifts to even out!

  • 1974 Moved to Salzburg, Austria, where he received a Diploma in Lieder and Oratorio from the Mozarteum and ate untold amounts of strudel. 

  • 1980 Moved to Switzerland as a full-time opera singer for the Swiss National Opera  as lead baritone at the Staatsoper in St. Gallen, Switzerland. This time, it was cheese!

  • Performed for Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Dallas, 1992. Lucky Queen!

  • 1994 PBS chronicled TCC’s efforts to cope with the grief in After Goodbye: An AIDS Story. It went on to win the national Emmy.

  • In 1996, he carried the Olympic torch as a community hero citing his activism in the LGBTQ and AIDS communities. He has not run since.

  • In 1999, he conducted the Guinness World Record for the World's Longest Choral Concert as declared by Guinness World Records. It lasted for just over 20 hours. 

  • In 2009, Seelig planned the 80th Birthday Bash for his friend, Dr. Maya Angelou.  

  • In 2011, he was featured in a segment on the John Stewart TV show defending his new home, San Francisco.

  • 2018 Conducted the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra!

  • In 2019, he is riding the rocket that is the documentary: GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH.