Timothy Cunningham (b. 1999) is a third-year music composition and mathematics double major at the University of Redlands. Deeply rooted in meditative melodies and rich harmonies, his works span several genres, with pieces written for orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles, soloists, and electronic music. A supporter of collaboration, Cunningham has partnered with other composers, directors, and performers to write film scores, music for theater, pop songs, and concert music alike. With a strong influence from his Greek heritage, Cunningham’s works feature compositional techniques drawn from the beautiful melodic content of Byzantine chant and the unique texture of Greek folk music. He has studied composition with Anthony Suter and Andre Myers, and he is currently a member of the University of Redlands Chapel Singers, under the direction of Nicholle Andrews, and bass section leader of the First Presbyterian Church of Redlands, under the direction of Joseph Modica.


Phoenix is excited to introduce young composer Timothy Cunningham to our repertoire and community. Cunningham is the winner of our inaugural Student Choral Composition Competition, which was open in the fall of 2019 at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. where Cunningham is an undergraduate and where Phoenix Artistic Director, Dr. Nicholle Andrews, is the Director of Choral Studies.

The contest...