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Timothy Takach

Location: Minnesota, USA
Timothy C. Takach is a full-time American composer based in Minneapolis, MN. He is a co-founder of the professional male vocal ensemble Cantus and is a co-owner of the online vocal music publisher Graphite Publishing. He is also vice-president of the Independent Music Publishers Cooperative.

Reviewed as “gorgeous” (Washington Post) and “stunning” (Lawrence Journal-World), the music of Timothy C. Takach (b. 1978) is rapidly gaining momentum in the concert world. Applauded for his melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies, Takach has received a number of commissions from numerous organizations including the St. Olaf Choir, Cantus, Pavia Winds, the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus, The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, the Cherry Creek High School Meistersingers, the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus and the Western Michigan University Chorale. His compositions have been heard on NPR and have been recorded by various groups in North America.

Takach won Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble’s Second Annual Commissioning Contest and was a finalist in the Young New Yorker’s Competition for Young Composers. The 2007 Texas All-State Choir and the 2009 Florida All-State Choir performed his piece “The Darkling Thrush,” and his arrangement of “What Child is This” was featured on the 2007 Boston Pops holiday tour. His arrangment of “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime” was included in a 2006 worldwide Christmas radio broadcast through the European Broadcasting Union and two of his pieces are included in the series Teaching Music through Performance in Choir. Takach has received grants from the American Composers Forum and Meet the Composer, and yearly ASCAP Plus awards since 2004.

Takach studied music composition with Timothy Mahr and Peter Hamlin at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, where he graduated with honors. (Independent Music Publishers Cooperative)

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