Timothy Beattie is a graduate of the University of South Alabama (Bachelor of Science in Music Education), and Troy University (Masters of Science in Music Industry) and Louisiana State University (PhD in Music Composition). He is a participating member of NAFME: National Association for Music Education, SMT (Society for Music Theory), and ASCAP (American Society for Composers, Authors, Publishers). Timothy has devoted his talent and experience towards being an active composer, performer, instructor, and conductor.
Dr. Beattie studied composition with world-renowned composers Robert W. Smith (Troy University), Dinos Constantinides (Lousiana State University), and Clifton Callender (Florida State Univerity). His work has been played by multiple ensembles in the Mobile, AL area. His Marimba Concertino Shortcut was premiered by the University of South Alabama in 2011. Beattie's compositions have been performed throughout the southeast (Stephen F. Austin University, Baton Rouge Public Libraries, Davidson High School). He earned first place in the 2014 LSU Wind Ensemble Composition Competition with his piece Autumnal Equinox (Tone Poem for Wind Ensemble) and was premiered by the LSU Symphonic Winds in April, 2015. The third movement of his Four Corners (marimba concerto) was premiered by Gustavo Miranda and the Louisiana Sinfonietta. His The Frequency (Quintet for Flute, Trumpet, Vibes, Marimba, Piano) was featured during the Space City New Music Festival in Houston, TX in the summer of 2018. In 2019 Beattie was commissioned to write a violin and clarinet duet for the Soundscape festival in Cesena, Italy.
He started teaching music at Davidson High School in 2004, with his responsibilities including jazz band, orchestral strings, concert band, and percussion ensemble. In 2012, Dr. Beattie assumed the Director of Bands position at Davidson. In addition, he has instructed percussion for the Mobile Youth Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2006, and became the associate director in 2010. Dr. Beattie also has played percussion professionally with the Mobile Symphony, Mobile Opera, and Pensacola Symphony.
As a scholar Beattie has been published in Alla breve and was awarded travel grants to study the original manuscripts of Danish composer Carl Nielsen. The results of this research are recorded in his Dissertation: An Analysis of the Carl Nielsen's Late Symphonies (Symphony 4-6). https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/3191/