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

TIMARA

Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
Division: Contemporary Music

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.

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Oberlin’s Silent Film Ensemble performs live, improvised avant-garde soundtracks to historic, surreal—sometimes homemade—films. Projects are often presented in the Apollo Theater. Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Silent Film Ensemble

A mashup of oddball films with experimental music can only happen at Oberlin. Established by Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) faculty, the Silent Film Ensemble performs live, improvised avant-garde soundtracks to historic, surreal—sometimes homemade—films. Projects stem from TIMARA and Cinema Studies Program students’ collaboration.

Upcoming TIMARA Events

Sample Courses

  • TECH 201 - Electro-acoustic Studio Techniques 4 credits
  • TECH 202 - Real-time Techniques 2 credits
  • TECH 330 - Studio Recording 4 credits
  • TECH 350 - Workshop in Music and Media Technologies 4 credits

TIMARA News

Illustration promoting Oberlin's TIMARA Department presents the Kaleidosonic Music Festival on November 16, 2019.

500 Musicians Can’t Be Wrong

November 11, 2019
TIMARA’s Kaleidosonic Festival honors 50 years of electronic music with a uniquely Oberlin sonic experience. And food trucks.
electroacoustic artist and visiting TIMARA faculty member Eli Stine '14

Sounds of Science

October 3, 2019
Electroacoustic artist Eli Stine ’14 returns to teach and create at Oberlin.