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

Stargirl Scene (2021), (for the Spitfire Audio | DC’s Stargirl Scoring Competition) for orchestra
Thrawn on Indiegogo (2021), (film by Stephen Mathis) for organ, orchestra, and chorus
Spring Clip Rescore (2021), (for The Cue Tube | Score Relief 2021 Scoring Competition) for orchestra
Wonder Woman: End Credits
(2020), for orchestra and chorus
Wonder Woman: A Real American Heroine / Diana and Steve (2020), for orchestra
Wonder Woman: Ares Fight Music (2020), for orchestra and chorus
Wonder Woman: Fight Music (2020), for orchestra
Wonder Woman: “Shadowy Man” (2020), for orchestra and chorus
Wonder Woman: Cheetah Attacks! (2020), for orchestra
Wonder Woman: Main Title (2020), for orchestra and chorus
Thrawn: A Star Wars Fan Film Teaser (2020), (film by Stephen Mathis) for organ, orchestra, and chorus
The Elements: Air (2020), for orchestra and chorus
The Elements: Fire (2020), for orchestra and chorus
The Elements: Water (2020), for orchestra and chorus
The Elements: Earth (2020), for orchestra and chorus
WestWorld Chase Scene (2020), (for the Spitfire Audio | WestWorld Scoring Competition) for orchestra and electronics
Detective Backbeat (2020), for alto saxophone, piano, electric bass, drum set, and strings
A Cat and a Bird (2020), for solo flute
Innocence Amidst Danger (2020), for tuned gongs
A Conversation Between a Man and a Computer (2020), for solo piano
A Man on a Bike Finds an Injured Baby Girl Raccoon (2020), for cello solo and strings
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
Movie Mumble: Rocky (2019), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
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: Orchestra (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Christmas (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: The Matrix (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Blade Runner (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: The Exorcist (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Donnie Darko (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: The Shining (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: The Fugitive (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Freddy Got Fingered (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Need for Speed (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Gods of Egypt (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Pollock (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: La Haine (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Pi (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Chopping Mall (2018), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Shin Godzilla (2017), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (2017), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Intermission (2017), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Koyaanisqatsi (2017), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: The Sky Crawlers (2017), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Dragon Lord (2017), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
Movie Mumble: Theme (2017), (for Nerds That Geek’s Movie Mumble podcast)
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
Astronauts vs. Aliens (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
Desolation (2015), for orchestra
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

The Runner (2020), (orchestration of Lenz) for rock trio and orchestra
Perceptions (2018), (engraving of Spring, commissioned by Glenn Spring) for orchestra.
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
Bassoon Concerto in F Major, Op. 75 (2015), (orchestration of Weber, commissioned by Michal Slouka) for bassoon and strings
4 Madrigales amatorios (4 Madrigals of Love) (2012), (orchestration of Rodrigo, commissioned by Teresa Castillo) for soprano and string quartet
Concerto in C Major (2007), (orchestration of Corrette, commissioned by Ann Danis) for horn and string quartet
Portuguese Christmas Songs (2007), (arrangement of traditional, commissioned by Fall River Symphony Orchestra) for orchestra and chorus
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), (orchestration 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), (orchestration 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)

PERFORMING

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.

Stephen Mathis (719-429-2703, stephenmathis@mac.com): Film Director. Acquainted since 2015.

John Betancourt (303-746-8261John.Betancourt@nerdsthatgeek.com): Editor-in-Chief, Nerds That Geek. Acquainted since 2015.

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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