Timothy Dwight Edwards (b. 1962) was born in Ferndale, Michigan. His solo, choral and chamber music combines rhythmic, avant-garde, jazz and contrapuntal elements that cross boundaries between musical genres, often including electronic elements to explore and extend the sound palette of the other instruments. His works have been performed by numerous ensembles including Eighth Blackbird, Dal Niente, the Lincoln Trio, Pinotage, New York Virtuoso Singers, Cube Ensemble, The Contemporary Chamber Players and many others.
His music has been presented at numerous concerts, festivals and conferences such as the Society for Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, Stockholm, Eurofest Zupfmusik, Sonic Impact at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Outside the Box festival at SIUC, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and Electronic Music Midwest, and The FSU Festival of New Music.
Edwards studied composition with Lewis Spratlan, Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, Robert Stern, John Eaton, and Andrew Imbrie and holds degrees from Amherst College, The University of Massachusetts and The University of Chicago.
He teaches Music Theory, Composition and Computer Music at Columbia College Chicago where he has taught a wide variety of courses in music and audio arts having formerly taught at the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Chicago. His research interests include puzzle canons and computer performance dynamics.