Timothy Roy composes music steeped in imagery and allusion, which often seeks to conjure a sense of time, place, and feeling. His work has been presented nationally and internationally, with performances at the Music Biennale Zagreb, Bowling Green New Music Festival, International Computer Music Conference, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Center of Cypriot Composers, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, and the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Chile, “Ai-maako.” He has received honors from several competitions, including the International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition “Prix Destellos” (First Prize), the Musicacoustica-Beijing Composition Competition (First Prize), the Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Music Awards (First Prize), the First International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition (Finalist), and the International Composition Competition “Città di Udine” (Finalist).
Timothy holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from Southern Methodist University, where he was both a President’s Scholar and Theodore Presser Scholar, and a master’s degree in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is currently a doctoral student at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he serves as the Teaching Fellow for the Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs. Timothy’s primary teachers have been Pierre Jalbert, Kurt Stallmann, James Mobberley, Chen Yi, and Paul Rudy.