Timothy Shaw


Timothy Shaw was born and raised in idyllic Keene, New Hampshire. He studied the Bible, theology, and music (composition, theory, piano, organ) as an undergraduate and graduate student, and he has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a composer, private teacher, college professor, music engraver, and professional church musician. As a clinician and scholar, he has presented workshops, academic papers, hymn festivals, and music reading sessions at numerous conferences, churches, universities, and music societies throughout the United States. As a composer, he has written extensively for the church and is published by Augsburg Fortress, Beckenhorst, Choristers Guild, Concordia, Fred Bock, Hope, MorningStar Music, Neil A. Kjos, and Shawne  Press. He also composes on commission, and he has written for David Kim (Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster), Anne Martindale-Williams (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal cellist), and Abington Presbyterian Church (Abington, PA), among others. As a pianist, he has recorded three albums, Hymns: Timothy Shaw at the Piano (2004), Rejoice! Devotional Hymn Settings (2010), and Hymns of Comfort and Praise (2014). As an author, he blogs about music and worship, and he is currently writing an eBook on the philosophy and practice of church music in the 21st century. In addition to his many musical endeavors, he has volunteered as an ESL instructor, a children’s club leader at a local church, and an assistant baseball coach. He and his wife, Lauren, are the proud parents of two boys. More information is available online at www.shawmusic.org.