Resumé

TIM GIRARD
M.M. Composition, University of Denver
401-374-3785 • TheTimGirard@gmail.com • TheTimGirard.com

 

EDUCATION

M.M. in Composition, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, June 2013. Principal teachers: Chris Malloy, William Hill, and Leanna Kirchoff. Relevant course work and ensembles: Advanced Composition, Tonal Counterpoint, Orchestration, Model Composition, Topics in Analysis, Music and Belief in World Cultures, North Indian Classical Ensemble, Senegalese Drumming Ensemble, Lamont Men’s Choir, Lamont Wind Ensemble, Lamont Percussion Ensemble.
B.M. in Composition, University of Rhode Island, May 2003.  Instrument: percussion. Principal teachers: Geoffrey Gibbs, Donald DeVoe, and Ronald Stabile (percussion). Relevant course work and ensembles: The Modern Era, Form and Analysis, Orchestration, Introduction to Music Technology, The Romantic Era, Music Theory I, II, & III, Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II, & III, Music History I, II, & III, URI Symphony Orchestra, URI Wind Ensemble, URI Percussion Ensemble, URI Marching Band.

COMPOSITIONS

WestWorld Chase Scene (2020), (for the Spitfire Audio | WestWorld Scoring Competition) for orchestra and electronics.
Conan vs Zombies (Part 1) (2020), (film by Emil Acevedo) for orchestra.
Stranger’s Theme: Brother vs Brother (2020), for orchestra and chorus.
Stranger’s Theme: Unholy (2020), for men’s chorus and orchestra.
Stranger’s Theme: Out of Hell (2020), for orchestra.
Captain America Vs Trump: A Bernie Sanders Tribute (2019), (film by Emil Acevedo) for orchestra.
Cleopatra (2019), for soprano, piano, two electric guitars, bass guitar, and drum set.
Frozen Terror 1: Apocalypse LEGO 10 Year Anniversary Remastered (2019), (film by Emiliano    Acevedo) for orchestra and chorus.
Nerds That Speak Theme (2019), (for the Nerds That Speak podcast).
Nerds That Geek Theme (2019), (for the Nerds That Geek website).
Movie Mumble: Theme (2017), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Cold and Hollow (2017), (for the ThinkSpace Education/Spitfire Audio contest) for Spitfire Labs libraries.
Iron Sound (2017), (for the Sample Library Review Soundiron           Bumper Scoring Challenge) for percussion and synthesizer.
Aura (2017), (film by Linh Ngo) for orchestra, and electronics.
NeverEnding Barbarians (2016-17), (commissioned by Benjamin Sloboda of Lonely Tower Games for the video game “NeverEnding Barbarians”) for orchestra and chorus.
Bass Cannon: Cogs from Space Hell (2017), (for the video game “Bass Cannon: Cogs from Space Hell”) for synthesizer.
Ninja Fight (2016), for orchestra.
I Can Diglett (2016), (film by Michael Johnson) for synthesizer.
Date (2016), (film by Jonathan Forisha) for Theremin, orchestra, and rock band.
Spirit Animal (2016), (film by Joseph Sweredoski) for guitar, bass guitar, didgeridoo, and percussion.
The Comet’s Curse (2016), (commissioned by Opera Colorado for their Page to Stage program  at Columbine Elementary School) children’s musical.
A Winter Carol (2015), for orchestra.
Always Approaching, Never Reaching (2015), for orchestra, chorus, and synthesizer.
Jungle Jeep Chase (2015), for orchestra.
Rope Ninja Suite (2015), for Vietnamese instruments and orchestra.
Synthia (2015), (film by Linh Ngo) for orchestra, chorus, and electronics.
Rope Ninja Level Music (2015), (commissioned by Linh Ngo for the video game “Rope Ninja”) for Vietnamese instruments.
Rope Ninja Boss Battle Music (2015), (commissioned by Linh Ngo for the video game “Rope  Ninja”) for Vietnamese instruments and orchestra.
Everything’s Coming Up Rosies (2015), (commissioned by Opera Colorado for their Page to Stage program at Elizabeth Middle School) children’s musical.
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (2015), (commissioned by Opera Colorado for their Page to Stage program at Dartmouth Elementary School) children’s operetta.
Invaders from Sector 255 (2015), (for the video game “Invaders from Sector 255”) for orchestra.
Memories of Earth (2015), (for the video game “Memories of Earth”) for synthesizer.
He Who Gets Slapped (excerpt) (2014), for orchestra.
Desolation (2014), for orchestra and chorus.
De profundis (2013), for electronically manipulated voice.
Scenes from The Path I: Genesis (2013), for orchestra.
Complements V (2012), (commissioned by Sarah Yaksic) for solo clarinet.
Complements IV (2012), for orchestra.
Complements I, II, & III (2012), for clarinet and viola.
Rainbow Bridge (2012), for orchestra.
Sorry, Schoenberg (2011), for solo piano.
Sacred Geometry (2011), for multi-percussion (solo).
Drumming III (2 to 8) (2009), for any number/combination of (high, low) drums.
Modes II (Aeolian) (2009), for any number/combination of melodic instruments.
Drumming II (2, 3, 4) (2009), for any number/combination of (high, low) drums.
Drumline Phase Puzzles (2009), for drumline (snares, tenors (2), cymbals, and basses).
Pollock Number 1 (2009), for percussion instruments (recording).
Modes I (Ionian) (2009), for any number/combination of melodic instruments.
Rudiment Phase Puzzles (2009), for snare drum duet.
Rainbow Bridge (2009), for CD, voices, drums and un-pitched percussion.
Drumming I (3, 6, 12) (2009), for any number/combination of (high, low) drums.
Sacred Sound Mass (2008), for voice, singing bowls, and un-pitched percussion (one player).
Prayer (2008), for voices, tuning forks, singing bowls, and hand drums (four players).
Wedding March (2008), for string quartet.
Genesis (2008), (commissioned by Brian Cardany for the University of Rhode Island Concert  Band) for concert band.
Chakra Chanting Meditation (2007), for tuning forks and percussion (recording).
Fibonacci Spiral Meditation (2007), for Fibonacci tuning forks (recording).
IndigoCrystalRainbow (2007), (commissioned by Bellingham Middle School Concert Band) for 6th, 7th and 8th grade middle school band.
Gabriel (2006), for solo trumpet with piano accompaniment.
Yellow Background, Blue Spheres, Black Segments, and White Circles (2006), for didgeridoo, frame drum, shakers, and Tibetan singing bowls (recording).
Untitled #3 (2006), found sounds from my grandparents’ house (recording).
Untitled #1 (2006), found sounds from my grandparents’ house (recording).
Toys (2006), two wind-up toys (recording).
Message (2006), answering machine (recording).
URI Race Documentary (2006), (film by Eric Altieri) for African and Native American percussion.
Fusion (2006), (commissioned by the Ocean State Music Collaborative) for harmonica, fiddle, jazz trio, and strings.
Black Nascar Driver (2005), (film by Eric Altieri) for rock ensemble.
On Soul Mates (2005), for acoustic guitar and percussion.
Growing Pains (2005), (commissioned by the Ocean State Youth Orchestra) for orchestra with beginner, intermediate and advanced string parts.
Genesis (2004), for chorus and orchestra.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (2003), for timpani solo.
Thirst (2002), for baritone, two electric guitars, bass guitar, and drum set.
Nowhere/Everywhere (2001), for baritone, electric guitar, bass guitar, and drum set.
Ramses (2001), for oboe, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum set, male chorus, and strings.
The Vagina Monologues: My Vagina Was My Village (2001), for speaker, violin, cello, and percussion (one player).
Earth: The Final Hour (2001), (film by Richard Brownell) for MIDI orchestra.
Firebird (2000), (commissioned by the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra) for chamber orchestra, percussion (one player), and narrator (story by Rachel Isadora).
If You Are a Dreamer (2000), (text by Shel Silverstein) for SATB chorus with piano.
The Cave: Dracula’s Tomb (2000), for orchestra.
LCM 840 (1999), for triangle, bells, chimes, vibes, marimba (2), and tam-tam.
Four to Fifteen (1999), (used as source music in the documentary “Encounter at Comic Con” by Carly Jerome, posted on YouTube) for any number of keyboard instruments.
Fanfare and March (1999), (commissioned by Woonsocket High School Concert Band) (used as source music in the documentary “Encounter at Comic Con” by Carly Jerome, posted on YouTube) for concert band.
la recherché (1999), (text by Christine Pierce) for soprano, two flutes, vibraphone, and cello.
Return to Grace (1998), for solo marimba.
The Double Helix (1998), for two violins and viola.
Song Without Words (1998), (commissioned by Nicole M. Worzel) for flute, horn, and piano.
Adagio (1997), for violin, cello, and marimba.
Piano Music for a Sleepless Night: I. Insomnia (1997), for solo piano.
Gigue (1997), for saxophone quartet and percussion (one player).
Inner Self Summary (1996), for saxophone quartet.
Chills (1995), for bells, chimes, xylophone, timpani, and un-pitched percussion.

ARRANGING | ORCHESTRATING | ENGRAVING

Movie Mumble: Rocky (2019) (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Perceptions (2018), (engraving of Spring, commissioned by Glenn Spring) for orchestra.
Movie Mumble: Orchestra (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Christmas (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: The Matrix (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Blade Runner (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: The Exorcist (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That   Geek).
Movie Mumble: Donnie Darko (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: The Shining (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: The Fugitive (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Freddy Got Fingered (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Need for Speed (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Gods of Egypt (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Pollock (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: La Haine (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Pi (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Chopping Mall (2018), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Shin Godzilla (2017), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (2017), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Intermission (2017), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Koyaanisqatsi (2017), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: The Sky Crawlers (2017), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Movie Mumble: Dragon Lord (2017), (for the Movie Mumble podcast, hosted by Nerds That Geek).
Le Nozze di Figaro, Act IV Finale (2017), (engraving of Mozart, commissioned by Ana Spadoni) for voices and orchestra.
Mini-Suite “Mania das Pessoas” (2016), (engraving of Penalva, commissioned by Ana Spadoni) for choir.
Se muito non amamos (2016), (engraving of Iruarrízaga, commissioned by Ana Spadoni) for choir.
Minuetto (2016), (engraving of Iruarrízaga, commissioned by Ana Spadoni) for choir.
Adeste Fideles (2016), (engraving of Wade, commissioned by Ana Spadoni) for choir.
Astronauts vs. Aliens (2016), for orchestra.
Desolation (2015), for orchestra.
Bassoon Concerto in F Major, Op. 75 (2015), (arrangement of Weber, commissioned by Michal Slouka) for bassoon and strings.
4 Madrigales amatorios (4 Madrigals of Love) (2012), (arrangement of Rodrigo, commissioned by Teresa Castillo) for soprano and string quartet.
Concerto in C Major (2007), (arrangement of Corrette, commissioned by Ann Danis) for Horn and string quartet.
Portuguese Christmas Songs (2007), for orchestra and chorus (commissioned by Fall River Symphony Orchestra).
Tim’s Favorites Classical Show: The Planets, Adagio, Rite of Spring (2007), (arrangement of Holst, Barber, Stravinskycommissioned by URI Marching Band) for marching band.
Planet Krypton (2006), (arrangement of Williams, commissioned by URI Marching Band) for marching band.
Star Wars (2005), (arrangement of Williams, commissioned by URI Marching Band) for marching band.
Spider-Man Main Title (2004), (arrangement of Elfman, commissioned by URI Marching Band) for marching band.
The Matrix (2003), (arrangement of Davis, commissioned by URI Marching Band) for marching band.
Like Brothers and Sisters (1998), for small concert band.

TEACHING | TUTORING

Music Theory Teacher/Tutor, freelance. Denver, CO (2012-present)
Composer, Opera Colorado’s Page to Stage program. Denver, CO (2015-2016)
Drum Set Instructor, Mile High Academy of Music’s Rock Band Camp. Denver, CO (2013)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Lamont School of Music. University of Denver (2011-2013)
Classical Percussion Instructor, Community College of Rhode Island. Warwick, RI (2010-2011)
Studio Teacher, More Than Music. North Kingstown, RI (2002-2011)
Drumline Instructor, Castle View High School Marching Band. Castle Rock, CO (2015-2016)
Drumline Instructor, University of Rhode Island Marching Band. Kingston, RI (2001-2010)
Drumline Instructor, Franklin High School Marching Band. Franklin, MA (2009-2011)

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

Calvary Baptist Church of Denver Music Ministry – drum set, percussion (2012-2017).
Thayer Symphony Orchestra – timpani, snare drum, and auxiliary percussion (9 seasons).
Atlantic Wind Symphony – timpani, snare drum, and auxiliary percussion (8 seasons).
Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony – snare drum, and percussion (8 seasons).
The American Band – snare drum and auxiliary percussion (one season).
Milford Concert Band – snare drum and drum set (one season).
Symphony Pro Musica – snare drum and auxiliary percussion (one concert).
Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra – snare drum (one concert).
Brown Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble – snare drum (one concert).
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at Franklin High School – drum set.
“Urinetown” at Johnson and Wales – drum set.
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at Johnson and Wales – drum set.
“Les Miserables” at The Prout School – drum set.
“Godspell” at The Prout School – drum set.
“The First Day” at The Prout School – drum set.
“Fiddler on the Roof” at The Prout School – drum set.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • First Place for Jungle Jeep Chase in Composer Competitions Second Challenge on November 17, 2015
  • Second Place for Complements V in the Colorado Clarinet Days Composition Contest on September 28, 2014, at the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado (Judged by Eric Mandat)
  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
  • Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • University of Rhode Island “Musical Excellence Award” in 2001

REFERENCES

Emiliano Acevedo (emil@virgeostudios.com): Stop-Motion Animator, Owner of Virgeo Studios. Acquainted since 2018.

Benjamin Sloboda (ben_sloboda@hotmail.com): Project Manager of Lonely Tower Games. Acquainted since 2015.

Cherity Koepke (ckoepke@operacolorado.org): Director of Education & Community Engagement, Opera Colorado. Acquainted since 2014.

Dr. Leanna Kirchoff (leanna.kirchoff@du.edu): Instructor in Composition, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Acquainted since 2011.

Dr. Jonathan Leathwood (jonathan.leathwood@du.edu): Teaching Associate Professor, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Acquainted since 2011.

William Hill (whillmusic@aol.com): Principal Timpanist/Composer Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Adjunct Instructor of Composition, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Acquainted since 2011.

Dr. Brian Cardany (bcardany@uri.edu): Associate Director of Bands, University of Rhode Island. Acquainted since 2001.

Nancy Shanahan (nancy@morethanmusicri.com): Owner, “More Than Music” Studio. Acquainted since 2002.

Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Engraver, Teacher

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