MICHAEL SIDNEY TIMPSON, originally from Silicon Valley, California, is an Associate Professor of Music Composition at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. In 2009, he was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in the Humanities in Taipei, Taiwan for research on composing for Chinese instruments. He has also been on the music composition faculty at the University of South Florda, Rhodes College and the University of Kansas; a student of Samuel Adler, William Albright, William Bolcom, Donald Crockett, Morten Lauridsen, Frederick Lesemann, Andrew Mead, and Joseph Schwantner, he earned his undergraduate composition degree at the University of Southern California, his master’s at the Eastman School of Music, and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. A winner of multiple composition awards, recorded on major labels, and with significant publications, his works continue to be featured throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Timpson won the ASCAP Grant for Young Composers, the BMI Student Composers Award, the DownBeat Magazine award for extended composition, and was twice nominated for the American Academy of Arts and Letters composition award. He also won the Brian M. Israel Prize (The Society for New Music and the New York Federation of Music Clubs), the Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award, National Federation of Music Club’s Youse competition, second places at the Music From China International Competition and in NACUSA’s composition competition, very highly commended in England’s Kathryn Thomas Flute Competition, and honorable mention at the National Federation of Music Club’s Beyer competition. His orchestral works have received performances and recording by the Kiev Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the China National Film Orchestra, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony and the National Orchestra of Korea.