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Timothy Mahr
Timothy Mahr




Since the premiere of Fantasia in G in 1983, Timothy Mahr’s compositions have been performed worldwide, recorded, and broadcast. The first recipient within the American Bandmasters Association Commissioning Project, Mahr has composed works for the Music Educators National Conference, the United States Air Force Band, the American School Band Directors Association, and the Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band. He received the 1991 ABA/Ostwald Award for his work “The Soaring Hawk.” A professor of music at St. Olaf College, Dr. Timothy Mahr conducts the St. Olaf Band and has taught courses in composition, music education, and conducting. A well-known composer, Mahr has written over 100 works, many of which are published for band and orchestra. Beyond “The Soaring Hawk,” five other works have been finalists in national composition contests. He has received more than seventy commissions over the years. Mahr is a past president of the North Central Division of the College Band Directors National Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association and the Minnesota Band Directors Association. He has led the St. Olaf Band in performance at the national conventions of the American Bandmasters Association (1997), Music Educators National Conference (2005), and College Band Directors National Association (2013). Mahr has appeared in thirty-eight states as a guest conductor and clinician, including leading over twenty all-state bands. He has also been engaged professionally in Norway, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.