Thursday, May 7, 2015

It's been a while, so here's an update!

It has been some time since I have provided an update on Matt's progress, so here we go!

Matt has completed his first year as a Doctoral student at the University of Arizona, Fred Fox School of Music.  I was fortunate enough to be able to go to Tucson for his DMA Qualifying Recital on April 26, 2015, where I practically BURST with pride as he presented a very difficult program with skill and professionalism.  I continue to be amazed at the musician he is becoming ( and that is NOT just because I am his mom!)

As the academic year is drawing to a close, Matt is seeking opportunities to teach and perform over the summer in the Tucson area.  He is highly qualified to instruct/rehearse both marching and concert groups as well as provide individual and small group instruction.  He has been performing extensively throughout the year with several organizations in the Tucson area, including the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra.  If you are reading this and know of any openings that might fit the descriptions above, or would like more information about Matt and his qualifications, please don't hesitate to email him with inquiries at "mtimman1988(at)gmail(dot)com".  If you like, you can tell him you learned about his availability on this blog.

Matt practicing the tabla portion of his recital on April 26, 2015
As always, thank you for your continued interest, your support and your good energy as Matt continues on his path.  He and I are very humbled and grateful.

Friday, May 16, 2014

As of May 15, 2014 ....

Facebook status update 5-15-2014

Thesis is officially registered and posted, now available to the public

Now preparations for his doctoral studies to begin Fall 2014 at University of Arizona.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The choice has been made ...

April 13, 2013 - Masters Recital

From Matt's Facebook profile:

"After careful consideration, I've decided to accept an offer to start my DMA in Percussion Performance at the University of Arizona in the Fall 2014.

I want to thank my friends and family for supporting me through the last seven years, and a lot of credit has to go to my three great teachers, Jonathon Ovalle, Dr Olman Eduardo Piedra Carvajal and Dr Roger B Schupp.

Thanks again everyone, from the bottom of my heart."


Monday, April 14, 2014

Masters Recital

Is done.  Now working to finish thesis and continuing to communicate with the universities visited during the "doctoral audition tour."  Link to one of the pieces performed is here.  Will post more as information becomes available.

During the performance

Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekend activities ...

Matt will be performing at two events this weekend, starting with a performance of the works of Stuart Saunders Smith, conducted by the composer, at The Center for Performing Arts, Kobacker Hall, on the campus of BGSU.  The event begins at 6:00 PM, and is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, April 6, he will be part of a large ensemble who will perform the piece, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, by Karl Jenkins.  The concert will take place at the University of Findlay (more information available here.

This is all ramping up to his Masters Recital to take place on Sunday, April 13, at 10 AM. This performance is also free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Doctoral Auditions Update

Wisconsin is in the books -- harrowing driving in Matt's boxy little Volvo in brutal winter weather to stay with friends on Iowa and then on to Madison.  Matt has spoken little about the audition, as is his way, and is now waiting for communication from his contact there.

He has digitally submitted audition materials to OSU, and continues to have difficulty connecting with his contact there due to meager communication and scheduling conflicts.

He left from Detroit this morning for a whirlwind audition circuit that will include University of Arizona at Tucson and University of Washington at Seattle.  Please send your good thoughts and lots of wishes for clear skies and steady nerves throughout.  It was tough saying "See ya later" this morning, and Matt would stand for no photos -- this is the only one I have to share.

On his way...