Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) is for students who desire careers that combine traditional music skills with exploration of the latest techniques for electroacoustic musical expression. We offer a structured course of study that emphasizes the application of technology as a resource for careers in composition, new media, and performance.
TIMARA is embedded in a world-class conservatory with a vibrant contemporary music community. The department is an important hub between the Conservatory and Oberlin’s esteemed College of Liberal Arts and is situated on a campus that also houses the Allen Memorial Art Museum, one of the finest on-campus collections in the country, as well as a wide array of performance spaces and interdisciplinary arts studios.
TIMARA itself is home to recently renovated professional studios dedicated solely to undergraduate teaching and learning.
With four world-renowned faculty, a dedicated Technical Director, and direct connections to many faculty and staff in related disciplines, TIMARA boasts a student/faculty ratio within the major that is better than eight-to-one.
TIMARA’s vibrant creative community is what makes it stand out from the pack. Students collaborate, improvise, and perform with their peers in both informal and formal settings.
Starting in their first semester, TIMARA students have their pick of opportunities to showcase creative work. Students can share their music with peers in one of our Electrophonics departmental concerts, contribute to one of many student-organized house shows, or present work in a class concert. The department also regularly hosts special symposia that often feature student contributions.
Our graduates enter the next phase of their careers with robust creative portfolios, extensive technical experience, and connections to an expansive network of TIMARA alums who are eager to share their experiences.