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Timothy Huffman

Visiting Professor

Personal Bio

Pianist Timothy Huffman has been a part of the central Ohio music scene for thirty years, having performed extensively as recitalist, chamber musician, collaborative artist, and church musician. Mr. Huffman holds the degrees Bachelor of Music, cum laude, from Heidelberg University and Master of Music from The Ohio State University, where he is currently completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. His final doctoral project is the preparation of a new critical edition of Paul Bowles’ Concerto for Two Pianos, Winds, and Percussion. While at Ohio State, Mr. Huffman studied with acclaimed pianists Richard Tetley-Kardos, Sylvia Zaremba, and Rosemary Platt. He has been on the music faculty of Otterbein University since 1998 teaching applied and class piano and academic courses in piano pedagogy and literature and music theory. This year Huffman returns to the full-time faculty as Visiting Instructor of Theory and Aural Skills. In addition to these duties, he serves as coordinator of class piano instruction and the piano proficiency process and as staff accompanist. Huffman continues to operate an independent piano teaching studio and has served on the central-east district board of the Ohio Music Teachers Association for many years. This year, he has been asked to join the state board of OhioMTA as chair of the state Young Artists Competition. Before joining the Otterbein faculty Huffman served on the faculty of Ohio Dominican University where he taught music appreciation and studio voice, conducted the Concert Choir, and served as Campus Music Minister. While at Ohio State Mr. Huffman held teaching assistantships in Choral Music accompanying and Class Piano.  In the early nineties, Huffman was a Gramma Fischer Fellow at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria where he studied opera coaching and accompanying and performed on numerous occasions as collaborative pianist and with the AIMS Chorale. He has also served as a panelist for collaborative piano at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, a biennial convention of piano educators held in Chicago.  Huffman is well known in Columbus for his work in music and liturgy at the St. Thomas More Newman Center and other local parishes.  He is a member of the College Music Society, the Scriabin Society of America, the Music Teachers National Association and the Ohio Music Teachers Association. In 2005, Huffman appeared with his duo-piano partner Suzanne Newcomb in a performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra with the Westerville Symphony under the baton of Peter Stafford Wilson. In May, 2006 Huffman organized a six-day retrospective of the life and music of Paul Bowles’ at Otterbein. More recently, he served as faculty advisor for the Otterbein Future Music Teachers, a student chapter of MTNA and has been instrumental in organizing the yearly duo-piano recital known as Two-by-Six which features members of the Otterbein piano faculty performing works for two pianos.


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