Tim Bausch is currently completing his third masters degree in music theory in addition to his already completed percussion performance, and music composition degrees. He recently left the music theory faculty as an adjunct professor of music theory at SUNY Fredonia in order to attend the University of Louisville. Upon the completion of this degree, Tim will begin working towards his Ph.D. in music theory with an emphasis in cognitive sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Fall of 2018.
As a scholar, Tim's focus is in the perception of sound as a whole as well as its individual parts. Among analytical philosophies, this obsession with sound inspires an interest in professional quality sound recording and audio engineering. In addition to capturing sound, he utilizes programs such as PureData and OpenMusic to create specific sounds through the use of algorithms and additive synthesis. Tim strives to combine this knowledge of sound into his theoretical and compositional language through acoustic and electronic mediums.
As a composer, Tim has earned several awards including the Donald Bohlen Scholarship Award, Poummit Concert Master Award, the Ethos Laureate Prize in Composition, and the University of Louisville's Dean's Citation Award. Tim is a member of, the Pi Kappa Labda honor society, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, and the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. As a percussionist, Tim has performed the music of Alvin Lucier, Kaija Saariaho, Hans Werner Henze, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and Casey Cangelosi and embraces both acoustic and electro-acoustic mediums.