Tim Sharp

Tim Sharp

Tim Sharp is Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the national professional association for choral conductors, educators, scholars, students, and choral music industry representatives in the United States. Sharp, an active choral conductor and researcher/writer, has varied his career with executive positions in both higher education and publishing and recording.

Dr. Sharp's research and writing focuses pedagogically in conducting and score analysis as evidenced by his publications Precision Conducting, Achieving Choral Blend and Balance, and Up Front! Becoming the Complete Choral Conductor. Published essays betray his eclectic interests in acoustics, architecture, creativity, and aesthetics. He is also published in the area of eighteenth and nineteenth century American music, with scholarly articles and books including The German Songbook in the Nineteenth Century, and popular histories including Memphis Music Before the Blues and Nashville Music Before Country. His most recent publication is a short history of the American Choral Directors Association (Arcadia 2009). Projects in final editing stages include a critical edition of Johannes Herbst's Hymns to be Sung at the Pianoforte (Steglein) and a Festschrift in honor of Donald Paul Hustad (Pendgragon).

Tim has conducted university, church, community, and childrens choirs, conducted ACDA and MENC all-state and honor choirs, and formed choirs in such unlikely settings as a federal penitentiary and a chamber of commerce meeting. His choirs have toured domestically and abroad, singing in some of the worlds premiere concert and acoustic settings including St. Marks Cathedral in Venice, Washington, D.C.s National Cathedral, St. Pauls Cathedral in London, and New York's Carnegie Hall. He has recently been appointed Artistic Director/Conductor of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus.

Sharp holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the School of Church Music of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is a Clare Hall Life Fellow at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, has studied at the Aspen School of Music, the Harvard NEH Medieval Sacred Music Studies program, and received a Rotary Fellowship for study in Belgium. He came to ACDA from Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, where he was Dean of Fine Arts, conductor of the Rhodes Singers and MasterSingers Chorale, and held the Elizabeth G. Daughdrill Chair in the Fine Arts. Before his appointment at Rhodes, he was Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University, Nashville, TN, where he conducted the Belmont Chorale and Oratorio Chorus. Dr. Sharp has served ACDA in many capacities, including membership on the Choral Journal Editorial Board, as editor for the Choral Journal standing column Hallelujah!; as member of the Research and Publications Committee; and as a state Repertoire and Standards chair and Interest Session and Reading Session presenter at ACDA Division and National Conventions. He represents the American Choral Directors Association on the Leadership Board of the International Federation for Choral Music.

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Come, Ye Sinners, Poor And Needy
 

 
Come, Ye Sinners, Poor And Needy - SSATTBB (click title to purchase)
$2.15 (JG2205)

Composer: American Folk Hymn Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Joseph Hart 

Season: General   Released: 1997   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Medium

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Kyrie Eleison
 

 
Kyrie Eleison - SAB (click title to purchase)
$2.15 (JG2407)

Composer: J. S. Bach Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Traditional 

Season: General   Released: 2010   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Medium
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Leonardo's Riddle
 

 
Leonardo's Riddle - SATB (click title to purchase)
$2.50 (JG2409)

Composer: Wes Ramsay, based on a melody by Leonardo da Vinci Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Leonardo da Vinci, Wes Ramsay 

Season: General   Released: 2010   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Medium
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The Star-Spangled Banner
 

 
The Star-Spangled Banner - 2-Part (click title to purchase)
$1.95 (JG2455)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Easy

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The Star-Spangled Banner
 

 
The Star-Spangled Banner - SAB (click title to purchase)
$1.95 (JG2454)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Easy

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The Star-Spangled Banner
 

 
The Star-Spangled Banner - SATB (click title to purchase)
$1.95 (JG2451)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Easy

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The Star-Spangled Banner
 

 
The Star-Spangled Banner - SSAA (click title to purchase)
$1.95 (JG2452)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Medium Easy

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The Star-Spangled Banner
 

 
The Star-Spangled Banner - SSAATTBB (click title to purchase)
$1.95 (JG2450)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Medium Easy
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The Star-Spangled Banner
 

 
The Star-Spangled Banner - TTBB (click title to purchase)
$1.95 (JG2453)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Difficulty: Medium Easy

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The Star-Spangled Banner
 

 
The Star-Spangled Banner - TTBB Barbershop (click title to purchase)
$1.95 (JG2466)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Medium Easy

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What Can I Give Him
 

 
What Can I Give Him - SATB (click title to purchase)
$2.35 (JG2422)

Composer: Tim Sharp Arranger: Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Christina Rossetti 

Season: Christmas   Released: 2012   Series: Tim Sharp Choral Series   Difficulty: Medium
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The Star-Spangled Banner - Piano Solo (click title to purchase)
$5.95 (NMK1001)

Composer: John Stafford Smith Arranger: Rachmaninoff, Ed. Tim Sharp Author/Lyricist: Francis Scott Key 
  Released: 2014   Difficulty: Medium Easy  
 

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