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Tim Chatwood (ASCAP) is an American composer and percussionist born in Carson City, Nevada (1988). He began playing percussion at the age of 10. His original plan was to become an orchestral percussionist, but the best laid plans can always change.   

He went on to study percussion at the University of Nevada, Reno. There he was a 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. During his percussion studies, he discovered a new love of composition and recording technology. This led him to meet Recording Arts Professor Tom Gordon and start the Music Industry Minor at UNR. After completing all recording classes, he served as an assistant engineer on recordings of Gong Mystique, UNR Combos, and The Reno Jazz Orchestra. In 2012, he graduated with a B.A. in Music and Minors in Business Administration and Music Industry from the University of Nevada, Reno.  

After graduating, Tim went on to earn an internship at Imirage Sound Lab in Sparks, Nevada where he was an assistant engineer on recordings by the Whitney Myer Band, Eric Andersen, and many other Reno acts. He continued to perform as a percussionist and compose new works. This led him to decide to dive into music composition full time.       

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. There he was a percussionist in the UNR Symphonic Band 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 continues to compose new works and perform as a percussionist in local ensembles. Tim frequently guest lectures on music technology and composition to local schools. His latest project is a new music group called McCarran Circle where he plays percussion and electronics.

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