Timothy E. Little is a singer/songwriter, conductor, church music minister, and educator. Currently he is a doctoral of musical arts student in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington where he serves as the Choral Administration Assistant, Graduate Conductor for Chamber Singers, and Marketing Assistant for the UW School of Music. Timothy also is the Director of Music at Lake Washington United Methodist Church and the Marketing and Development Manager of Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle.
Timothy's most recent appointment was the Executive Director of Performing Arts and Professor of Choral Music at Notre Dame-Ohio. While at Notre Dame, he shaped the department into dynamic performing divisions of music, theatre, and dance, as well as created majors in music entrepreneurship and theatre entrepreneurship.
Prior to Notre Dame, Timothy was the Coordinator of Arts in Residences and Area Coordinator for the Senior Experience at Oberlin Conservatory and the Resident Director at the School of Creative and Performing Arts-Manhattan [SOCAPA], where he was one of the founding members of the Music Program. He has also held positions in Student Life & Development at Interlochen Arts Academy and The Shenandoah Conservatory. In addition to Student Life & Development, Timothy has worked in Arts Marketing & Communications at the Shenandoah Conservatory and Louisiana State University, where he also was a photographer for LSU Football and the LSU Tiger Marching Band.
Timothy holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting & Literature from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music degree with Vocal and Music Education studies from The Shenandoah Conservatory.
Timothy is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and is passionate about LSU Football; his nephews and nieces; and using the arts as a medium to support students academically, artistically, and socially.
I believe music is central to the human experience. As a music educator, choral conductor, and researcher, I aim to connect the learning of music from song literature to a deep immersion of artistic literacy and individualized expression. My educational and artistic approach to music cannot sustain on the assessment of ability and talent alone. If this were true, my own musicianship may never have come to fruition. As a multicultural person, I focus on how practical learning techniques in rehearsal and on-stage help develop emotional intelligence and relationship building for students with multiple identities. The collaborative process of establishing common terminology and gestural meaning is the culmination of my creative process; here I find that pitch, rhythm, and text are analyzed literally and interpersonally. The relationship between instructor and student, conductor and singer, and peer and peer are equally as important as the common language used to understand, apply and interpret music.