Program Overview


Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) is for students who desire careers that combine traditional music skills with exploration of the latest techniques for electroacoustic musical expression. We offer a structured course of study that emphasizes the application of technology as a resource for careers in composition, new media, and performance.

person at electroacustic keyboard
TIMARA studios house a broad range of vintage and modern equipment.
Photo credit: Yingran Zhang '16

Program Facts


Tom Lopez ’89,
Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts


Jeanne Rosecrans, Administrative Assistant
(440) 775-8297
The Silent Film Ensemble performs live soundtracks to films of all kinds—often in Oberlin's historic Apollo Theater.
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Silent Film Ensemble

Established by TIMARA students, the Silent Film Ensemble performs live, improvised avant-garde soundtracks to historic, surreal—sometimes homemade—films. Projects stem from collaborations between students in TIMARA and Cinema Studies.

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Upcoming TIMARA Events


Taking a Shine to TIMARA

May 5, 2021

Vocalist and philosophy major Diana Gruber ’22 crafted an innovative conservatory major—and an alter ego to match.
Female singer under a tree.