About Me

Tim’s Achievements

Tim currently works as composer, educator and performer


  • 2010 -­ 2012
  • Masters of Music:Music Composition
  • The Hartt School at University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT


  • 2006 ‐ 2010
  • Bachelors of Music:Percussion Performance
  • Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Released Recordings

  • September 2, 2014
  • Breath
  • Breath, String Quartet No. 1, String Quartet No. 2,


  • November 16, 2013
  • Ten x Ten
  • Access Contemporary Music…from Spring’s thaw

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About Tim

Timothy A. Corpus is an internationally performed composer who calls Chicago home.

His music has been performed on four continents by a variety of ensembles, including the Palomar Ensemble, Roosevelt University, Fulcrum Point, Concorde Ensemble and Vox Novus. Highlights also include performances at the Kennedy Center, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and Carnegie Hall. In addition to concerts, Timothy has been featured by the Connecticut Historical Society, Classical King FM: Second Inversion, CNN Money and 98.7 WFMT.

A recipient of awards and commissions, he was selected for a 3Arts Project in 2014 and has received awards from ASCAP, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council. He has also received funding for his research on Filipino composer Lucio D. San Pedro. In 2013 he became a member of the Vic Firth Education Team and currently contributes articles to Chicago Stage Standard and Sequenza 21.

Timothy 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. Performing in many CCPA ensembles, Timothy also played percussion for the Classical Symphony Orchestra, served as the principle timpanist of the American Opera Group and founded the Student Composer’s Forum.

In 2010, Timothy pursued music composition at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. There, he studied with and was mentored by world-renowned composers such as David Macbride, Larry Alan Smith, Robert Carl and Stephen Gryc. After being awarded his master’s degree in music composition, Timothy returned to Chicago where he currently resides.

In tandem with composing and performing music, Timothy also shares his passion with aspiring musicians and composers. Since 2012, Timothy has taught at the collegiate level as Adjunct Music Faculty at Richard J. Daley College and, currently, as Drumline Instructor at Loyola University Chicago. In 2015 he became the Education Coordinator for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and in 2016 he joined the Hyde Park Youth Symphony as Executive Director.

As a concert producer, Timothy has worked as Production Manager for the Chinese Fine Arts Society and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, producing concerts at Preston Bradley Hall, Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium, Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Logan Center for the Arts and Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.

Timothy A. Corpus is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the Percussive Arts Society. His works are published by Attacca Publishing.

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