Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profile

Timothy McDunn

Guest Lecturer, Music Theory and Composition

On Faculty since 2023

Timothy W. McDunn (b. 1994) is a composer and theorist with a distinguished international profile. He specializes in just intonation and electroacoustic composition. His music and research are regularly presented and performed at major peer-reviewed conferences and festivals, including NYCEMF, SEAMUS, SCI National Conference, Convergence, MOXSonic, ChimeFest, NSEME, and others. His background in classical languages and literature strongly influences his work as a composer.

Mr. McDunn holds a terminal degree in composition from the Verdi Conservatory of Milan, where he studied with eminent composers from the Donatoni school, including Mº Mario Garuti. He is finishing a DMA in composition at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, where he has received the Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2023 - 2024), a prestigious merit-based award to provide financial support for the timely completion of the dissertation project. His music is inspired by elements of faith, philosophy, and spirituality.

University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, IL
D.M.A. (Fall 2023, anticipated)

Conservatorio di Musica Guiseppe Verdi, Milan, Italy
Biennio di Composizione

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
B.M. Composition

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
B.A. Greek & Roman Studies