———————————————————— The Past . . . ————————————————————
Name: Timothy Breese Miller
Occupation: Singer
Email address: timothy.b.miller@verizon.net


—————— . . . and The Present ——————

Tim and Charlie

——————————————————— 1978 Reunion Questionnaire ———————————————————

  1) The important people in my life (spouses, partners, children) are...  
I got married on July 8th of 2001. My wife’s name is Sarah James Chapin and she goes by Jaime. We live just north of New YorkCity in Ardsley with our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, “Charlie.”

  2) I went to Westtown because…  
I didn’t like being a day student at Abington Friends School. My siblings had all gone to either Westtown or George School (which created two camps in our family) and I have numerous ancestors on my mother’s side of the family who attended Westtown, I think about 15 in all. My Aunt Margaret Passmore worked in the accounting office while we were there.

  3) My occupation is a Singer and Westtown prepared me for it by …  
having such a wonderful arts & music staff! Hugh Cronister, Clarence Moore and Warren Krebs lit the fires within me and gave me the confidence to surmount my adolescent stuttering and shyness. We were blessed with a very talented class which inspired me to persue the arts as a career.

  4) My life’s greatest moments and challenges (to date) would be …  
singing at the Vienna State Opera in their young artist studio for two years, singing the role of “Raoul” in Phantom of the Opera, having the opportunity to live in Europe for six years, and coming home to meet my wife and start a whole new phase of my life.

  5) Westtown’s most inspirational faculty, classmate, friend (multiple choices accepted) would have to be …  
Master Tom, Master Hugh, Master Clarence, and Master Dennis.

  6) The most memorable time I broke the rules would be when I …  
was caught in a “compromising situation” in S C’s Mustang behind the Meeting House by none other than Dean Dennis and Dean Judy! In a blind panic we drove off campus. As we drove out Master Dennis said “we have your license plate.” We finally decided it best for me to go to him and say that it was I who was in the car. Technically no intercourse had taken place, so I felt that I could truthfully answer his questions. He asked me to come see him after lights out. I could just imagine this going up on the board or even my eventual expulsion. When I went to see him he said that they had talked over the situation…pause…and that I would be grounded the following weekend for leaving campus without signing out!

  7) Was there a point in your life when you recognized any benefit from your time at Westtown?  
I have always recognized the many benefits I had from my time at Westtown. It was a great time for me. I was disappointed that college did not have the closeness that I experienced with everyone at Westtown, nor did it have the academic challenge!

  8) Do you plan to attend the 25th year reunion in May?  
Yes and hopefully my wife will come with me.