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B i o g r a p h y:

Tim Chatwood (ASCAP) is an American composer/sound designer and percussionist born in Carson City, Nevada (1988).

In August of 2007, he began studying music at University of Nevada, Reno. There, he was a percussion student of Dr. Andrew Heglund and Cody Remaklus (MFA). He was also a member of the UNR Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and other university ensembles. He studied both instrumental and electronic composition with Dr. James Winn and Dr. Jean-Paul Perrotte. Under their guidance, his works were performed at semester Composer’s Concerts and solo composition recitals. In 2012, he graduated with a B.A. in Music and Minors in Business Administration and Music Industry from the University of Nevada, Reno.

While at UNR, he also studied recording technology and science under Tom Gordon and Ray Silva. After completing all recording classes at UNR, he served as an assistant engineer on recordings of Gong Mystique, University of Nevada, Reno Jazz Combos, and The Reno Jazz Orchestra.  He went on to earn an internship at Imirage Sound Lab in Sparks, Nevada where he has assisted on recordings by the Whitney Myer Band, Eric Andersen, and many others. In the summer of 2012, he worked as a stage manager and festival staff at the Black Potatoe Music Festival in Clinton, NJ. He continues to work at the festival every year.


In January of 2013, Tim returned to the University of Nevada, Reno to pursue his Masters in Music Composition under Dr. James Winn and Dr. Jean-Paul Perrotte. During his masters, he served as production manager/sound engineer for semester composers' concerts and assistant to Recording Arts Professor Tom Gordon. He was also a percussionist and a founding member of the University of Nevada, Reno Contemporary Music Ensemble.  His works were selected to be performed by the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble and the University of Nevada, Reno Contemporary Music Ensemble.


In May of 2015, he graduated with his Masters in Music Composition from the University of Nevada, Reno. He went on to study privately with Dr. Stephen Blumberg of California State University, Sacramento. The fall of 2015, he received the Sierra Arts Grants to Artists Music Category Grant and a Nevada Arts Council Professional Development Grant.


Tim holds membership in American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASACP), Audio Engineering Society (AES), Phi Mu Alpha Men’s Music Fraternity (PMA), and Society of Composers, Inc (SCI).


Tim resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife Yolanda. He works as stagehand/sound engineer and guest lectures on music technology/composition. He continues to compose new works in his studio.


Tim is proudly endorsed by  Innovative Percussion Sticks/Mallets. 


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