TIMARA students kept busy over Winter Term with several different flavors of group and individual projects. Some students went home and took the month to tackle exciting projects — from building a new instrument to making a home studio. Many students chose to stay on campus and partake in one of several TIMARA-related group projects hosted by faculty and alums. For example, department chair Tom Lopez hosted TIMARA alum Alex Christie for a PhotoSonic Workshop. Students learned to use arduino and DMX to create interactive tools for composing with sound and light. Senior Associate Dean and TIMARA professor Peter Swendsen helped to facilitate two group experiences, including a collaboration between TIMARA composers and the Groundworks Dance company and a film scoring intensive with alum and award-winning Hollywood composer Adam Cohen (’91). Technical Director Abby Aresty led five students from across the College in an exploration of Sonic Arts in Society, in preparation for a Spring Semester outreach course developed in collaboration with the University Hospital Elyria Medical Center. Every Winter Term is a bit different — past years have included tours of New York City studios, month-long intensives in Banff, and much more. This year, the studios were bustling as students shared their creativity with one other. Technical Director Abby Aresty noted that, “The school is making an institution-wide effort to enhance Winter Term opportunities on campus, and you could really feel the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm in the studios. It is always fun to see our students cooking up new projects, collaborating, and supporting one another. I’m already looking forward to Winter Term 2021!”