Timothy McCormack joined the Conservatory in 2019 and is an assistant professor of composition.
McCormack has been commissioned by ensembles and organizations including the ELISION Ensemble, Ensemblekollektiv Berlin, Klangforum Wien, the JACK Quartet, musikFabrik, Curious Chamber Players, the [Switch~ Ensemble], the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, and the impuls Festival. His music has also been performed by Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Dal Niente, the Talea Ensemble, and Ensemble Nikel. His music has been released on the Kairos and Huddersfield Contemporary Records labels. McCormack received the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Composers’ Prize in 2018, and won the Impuls International Composition Competition in 2019, resulting in the creation of a new work for Vienna’s Klangforum Wien.
McCormack received his Ph.D. in composition from Harvard University in 2019, where he studied with Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku. He also studied at the University of Huddersfield with Aaron Cassidy and Liza Lim, and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Lewis Nielson and Randolph Coleman. Outside of music, McCormack has also studied contemporary dance with Jill Johnson and worked in master class or choreographic settings with William Forsythe, John Jasperse, Christopher Roman, and Riley Watts.