During the 2019-2020 academic year, TIMARA celebrated 50 years of electronic music at Oberlin. In the fall, we hosted the Crafting Sound Symposium featuring bespoke, hand-crafted electronic musical instruments and the Kaleidosonic Music Festival featuring hundreds of musicians performing across genres in a one-of-a-kind evening-length event. Early in March 2020, our students performed in an Exquisite Electrophonics concert and TIMARA faculty presented their work in the Sound in the Round multichannel concert.

It was a busy year, but then most years are busy for TIMARA! To celebrate our important 50-year milestone, the history of the TIMARA department was captured in detail by Mike Telin ’84 and Associate Director of Con Communications Erich Burnett in a Conservatory Magazine feature. You can learn more about the department’s origins in the online version here. Or, discover the breadth of creative practice by taking a virtual stroll through the incredible online gallery of TIMARA concert posters here. These posters can be found hanging throughout the TIMARA studios to this day!