Bio

The music of Tim Mauthe has been featured in performances in North America, Europe, and Australia. His Three Movements for Solo Violin was favorably reviewed by the August 2011 issue of The Strad Magazine at its London Premier. With this piece, Dr. Mauthe has a unique distinction of winning a solo competition, the 2008 Prix Del Fosse at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, performing his own work. He was awarded first prize in the 2012 Musica Domani International Composition Competition for Within Memory for cello and piano. In 2009, he won the soundSCAPE Composition Prize for Breezes and Rogue Winds for guitar duo. In May 2014, Within Memory was featured on the final concert of the 2014 Andrea Clearfield Salon Series in Philadelphia, performed by Michal Schmidt and David Hughes. Dr. Mauthe has also been performed by the Blue Streak Ensemble, Fidelio String Quartet, Kandinsky Trio, Ars Futura, faculty from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, and members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

 

Dr. Mauthe has been commissioned by the Penn State Behrend School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017, the Cavani String Quartet in 2014 and the Kandinsky Trio in celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2012. The 2009 soundSCAPE Composition Prize resulted in a commission from the soundSCAPE Faculty Ensemble: Fragments of a Time and Place. It was premiered in Maccagno, Italy by Tony Arnold, Tom Rosenkranz, Aiyun Huang, and Beth Schneider. Other commissions include incidental music for the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival's production of Antony and Cleopatra and the Virginia Tech Department of Theatre's production of Gao Xingjian’s The Other Shore.

 

A founding member of the North Ohio Music Exchange and the International Composers Collective, Dr. Mauthe is dedicated to creating opportunities for composers and performers of new music. He earned his DMA in composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Keith Fitch. Dr. Mauthe earned his MM in composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his BA in composition and sound engineering from Virginia Tech.

 

A perpetual student, Dr. Mauthe is also a dedicated teacher. Dr. Mauthe was a Visiting Instructor of Theory and Composition at the College of William and Mary and guest lecturer at Virginia Tech in 2012-13. In Williamsburg, he also coached chamber music for the chamber program of the Williamsburg Youth Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Mauthe taught theory and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University, and in the Preparatory Department at CIM. Currently, Dr. Mauthe is the Associate Director of the New York Youth Symphony Composition Program and teaches music theory and ear training for the Music Advancement Program at The Juilliard School.

 

Since 2015, Dr. Mauthe has served as the Chamber Music Manager for The Juilliard School. In this position, he manages about 100 chamber groups and produces 60 concerts each semester on campus and with many venues and institution in Manhattan. Dr. Mauthe produces Juilliard’s ChamberFest – a two week winter chamber music intensive consisting of student-initiated projects in a Summer festival environment that culminates in eight concerts in Juilliard’s Paul Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and Alice Tully Hall. Dr. Mauthe also produces the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar – an early Summer festival for pre-professional string quartets to work closely with the Juilliard String Quartet.

 

In 2016, Dr. Mauthe became the manager for Juilliard’s AXIOM Ensemble, led by Jeffrey Milarsky, producing between three to five contemporary music concerts each year. The 2016 season featured programs dedicated entirely to the music of Kaija Saariaho and Steve Reich (in celebration of his 80th birthday), a dedicatory performance to Pierre Boulez in Carnegie Hall’s Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and a Rolex-sponsored collaboration with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho, and Vasco Mendonça. The 2017 AXIOM season dedicated two programs solely to the music of Jacob Druckman and Luciano Berio with the third program being a performance of Hans Abrahamsen’s, Schnee.

 

Dr. Mauthe’s summer affiliations have included the CIM Young Composers Program and The Perlman Music Program. During YCP he taught lessons and gave lectures on creativity and aesthetics. Since 2011, Dr. Mauthe worked as a Fellow for The Perlman Music Program’s Summer Music School, Sarasota Winter Residency, PMP in Israel residency in Tel Aviv, and Stanford Residency. Beginning in 2013, Dr. Mauthe helped implement music theory classes in conjunction with the chamber music curriculum at the PMP Summer Music School.


Recognition

2012
Musica Domani Composition Competition First Prize for Within Memory for Cello and Piano
Darius Milhaud Award for outstanding musical accomplishment and academic excellence

2009
Donald Erb Award in Composition for recognizing a composition student for outstanding achievement
Helen Curtis Webster Award for recognizing an outstanding graduate student
soundSCAPE Composition Prize for Breezes and Rogue Winds for Guitar Duo
Featured in MediaVirus online literary magazine

2008
Prix del Fosse Soloist Competition, Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, performing my own Three Movements for Solo Violin

2006
Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Fellowship
Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship, London

2005
MTNA Chamber Music Competition, 1st place State Stage (Virginia), 3rd place Regional Stage (Southeast)

2002
Chamber Music Fellowship, Levine School of Music, Washington DC

Please email me at timothymauthe@gmail.com if you would like a full resumé.