Timothy Heasley

Department Chair, Performing Arts; Associate Professor; Marching Arts Director


Tim Heasley is a performing arts educator based in Central California where he is the director of Marching Arts ensembles at Bakersfield College and instructs in the Commercial Music program. Tim’s Marching Arts responsibilities include working with the 2019 Winter Guard International PIO World Champion Bakersfield College “Indoor” Drumline and Drum Corps International Open Class Finalist “Golden Empire” Drum & Bugle Corps. He has represented Bakersfield College on the WGI Advisory Board and served on the DCI Open Class Advisory Committee. In 2020, Tim was recognized with the Dr. David Kampschroer Open Class “Director of the Year” award. With a passion for marching band in high school, Tim actively participated in the drum & bugle corps activity through his college years. His performance career continued as an original cast member of the Tony and Emmy award-winning Broadway show Blast! and Blast II: Mix, performing worldwide from 1999-2006. Tim earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Art from California State University, Bakersfield in 1997 and held a California teaching credential in Arts, Media, and Entertainment.