Composer, Conductor, Author, Executive Director of American Choral Directors Association (2009-2020) | United States
Tim Sharp (BM, MCM, DMA) served as Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the largest national professional association for choral conductors, educators, scholars, students, and choral music industry representatives in the world. He is a member of the executive board of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM).
Sharp, himself an active choral conductor, researcher, and writer, has varied his career with executive positions in higher education, recording, and publishing. Prior to his leadership of ACDA, Sharp was Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, and earlier, Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.
Tim’s research and writing focuses pedagogically in conducting and score analysis, and various published essays and books betray his eclectic interests in regional music history, acoustics, creativity, innovation, and aesthetics. He has conducted university, community, church, and children’s choirs, and continues to serve as choral conductor and clinician in the United States and internationally. He is in his twelfth year as Artistic Director/Conductor of the Tulsa Chorale, Tulsa, OK.
Dr. Sharp is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.