Faculty & Staff

Timothy Kramer

Timothy Kramer

Professor Emeritus of Music
McGaw Fine Arts Center, Room 131
Research Interests
Composition & Music Theory
University of Michigan | D.M.A. | Music Composition
University of Michigan | M.M. | Music Composition
Pacific Lutheran University | B.M. | Music Theory and Composition / Organ Performance

Timothy Kramer is a composer whose works have been performed widely throughout the United States and Canada - from Carnegie Hall to college campuses - as well as in Europe, South America, and Asia with performances by symphony orchestras (Indianapolis, Detroit, Tacoma, San Antonio) chamber groups (North/South Consonance, SOLI Ensemble, ONIX Ensemble, Luna Nova, Detroit Chamber Winds, Ensemble Mise-en) and university ensembles (Michigan State, Arizona State, Indiana University, Florida State, etc.).

Kramer has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Meet the Composer, BMI, ASCAP, and the American Guild of Organists, and commissions from the Midwest Clinic, the Utah Arts Festival, and the Detroit Chamber Winds, among others. His degrees are from Pacific Lutheran University (B.M.) and the University of Michigan (M.M., D.M.A.), and he was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany.

Originally from Washington State, he taught at Trinity University in San Antonio for 19 years, where he also founded CASA (Composers Alliance of San Antonio). In 2010 he moved to Illinois College as Chair of Music. During his time at IC, he's been named the Edward Capps Professor of Humanities in 2013 and Professor Emeritus in 2020.

His works are published by Southern Music, Earnestly Music, Hinshaw, and Selah and are recorded on Calcante, North/South, Capstone, Parma, and Navona who recently released a CD of all his orchestral music with the Janáček Philharmonic.