Tim Corpus

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Tim Corpus



Raised in the Chicagoland area, Mr. Corpus earned his bachelor of music degree in percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and received his master of music degree in music composition from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. As an internationally performed composer, his compositions have been heard across four continents. Highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, RHA Gallery in Ireland, Federal Justice Cultural Center of Brazil, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Chicago Cultural Center. In addition to concerts, he has been featured on CNN Money, the Sound of Silent Film Festival, 98.7 WFMT, the Connecticut Historical Society and Classical King FM: Second Inversion.
Before joining the Lake Forest Symphony, he served simultaneously as the Executive Director for the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, Education Coordinator for the Northwest Indiana Symphony and Drumline Instructor at Loyola University Chicago. Serving as the first Executive Director for the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, he focused on building a strong structure for the organization and established a flagship season sponsorship with the University of Chicago Medicine. While at the Northwest Indiana Symphony, he began multiple new programs including a music educator award, composition competition and a community hand drumming event in East Chicago, Indiana.

A recipient of awards and commissions, Mr. Corpus was selected for a 3Arts Project Award (2014) and has received numerous 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 and presented at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Hartford.
Mr. Corpus is an advocate for arts education having taught clinics, college courses, and private lessons since. In 2012, he began his career teaching at the collegiate level at Richard J. Daley College and Loyola University Chicago. He has also been a guest speaker at University of Texas-Austin, Illinois State University, Kansas State University, and Elmhurst College.
He currently serves as on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Council of Orchestras, the Composition Committee of the Percussive Arts Society, and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. His compositions are published by Attacca Publishing.

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