Timothy Bowlby | Theory


Tim Bowlby Timothy J. Bowlby holds music degrees from Acadia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His composition teachers included Owen Stephens, William Brooks, Morgan Powell, and Paul Martin Zonn.

A Senior Lecturer at Lewis, Tim teaches music theory, ear training, music appreciation, and self-designed classes in music for film and television. He taught theory and appreciation at Columbia College (Chicago), ear training, composition, and contrapuntal techniques at St. Xavier University, was a teaching assistant at UIUC, and has worked as a private tutor/on-line mentor for groundbreaking composition and composition pedagogy programs throughout the USA.

Tim's scores have been performed in North America, Britain, and Japan. Recent venues for his music include New York and Northwestern Universities and the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. His Caccia for Two Horns was premiered by UIUC alum Paulette Velazquez at Lewis earlier this month. He recently completed a clarinet and piano duo for faculty performers at NYU and is beginning work on a choral setting of texts by George Meredith.

Bowlby is also a performer and conductor. He sings for St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lombard, the Lewis University Choir, and Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton where he is Director of Bell Choirs. He studied voice with Marie McCarthy, Ingemar Korjus, Ronald Hedlund, N. Delré Smith, and currently works with Angela Presutti. His conducting teacher was Peter H. Riddle at Acadia.

Tim has published research on various aspects of modern music in Ex Tempore. His scores are available from Pelican Music Publishing and Rose & Tyger Music.