Author: Tim Corpus

Tim earned his bachelor of music degree in percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he studied with composer Stacy Garrop and timpanist Ed Harrison of Chicago’s Lyric Opera. Tim earned a master of music degree in music composition at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. During his time at The Hartt School, he studied with world-renowned composers such as David Macbride, Larry Alan Smith, Robert Carl and Stephen Gryc. As a percussionist and timpanist, Tim has performed with ensembles throughout the United States including the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Lakeshore Symphony, and the American Opera Group. He has also conducted groups from Roosevelt University and the American Chamber Opera. Along with talent scholarships from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and The Hartt School, he has received other awards including the ASCAP Plus Award and a research grant in 2011 toward his work on Filipino composer Lucio D. San Pedro. Other grants have been awarded from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. In 2013, Tim was awarded an endorsement from the Vic Firth Education Team for his work as a percussion teacher. Not only does Tim love writing and playing music, but he also enjoys sharing his passion with aspiring musicians and composers. Since 2005 Tim has been teaching music to a wide range of students (age 4 to adult). In addition to demonstrating master classes in percussion, orchestration and drum set, he has taught percussion at high schools and music curricula as Adjunct Faculty for Chicago City Colleges. He also taught at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in West Hartford, Connecticut, which is ranked as one of the best schools in America. Currently, Tim is Drumline Instructor at Loyola University Chicago. Tim is an internationally performed composer and has written for a variety of ensembles including works for the Palomar Ensemble, Roosevelt University, Loyola University, Concorde Ensemble, Vox Novus and the Yorkville Fine Arts Festival. Highlights include “Breath, revisited” for Third Coast Percussion at the Kennedy Center and Museum of Modern art in New York City. Tim is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Percussive Arts Society and his works are published by Attacca Publishing.