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Timothy R Sullivan

Title: Associate Professor: Music Theory, Composition
Department: Crane School of Music
Phone: 2684
E-mail: sullivtr@potsdam.edu
Office: Schuette Hall A335

Tim Sullivan is an active composer and theorist, performer and promoter of new music, and a somewhat out of practice avant-garde jazz drummer. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied composition with William Bolcom, Bright Sheng, Betsy Jolas and Karen Tanaka, and various aspects of music theory and compositional systems with Andrew Mead. His compositions have been performed by ensembles and soloists throughout the U.S., including ALEA III, Eliot Gattegno, Marian Lee, Reiko Manabe, Lorraine Yaros Sullivan and the Re-source Ensemble. Other performances have taken place at the NASA Conference 2008, World Saxophone Congress XIII, the Society of Composers National Student Conference, and the University of Nebraska New Music Festival. Publications include a forthcoming entry on Alfred Schnittke in Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century (Salem Press, 2009), a paper on Ligeti's piano music in Jonathan Bellman's A Short Guide to Writing About Music, and two works for saxophone by Dorn Publications, Inc. Also an accomplished jazz drummer, he has several recordings as a member of the Boulder Creative Music Ensemble, and has performed with Ron Miles and Bill Frisell.