Tim McMillin '97

Department Chair of Music, Associate Professor of Music - Director of Choral Activities

Email:
tim.mcmillin@simpson.edu
Phone Number:
515-961-1578
Mobile Number:
515-321-7347
Fax Number:
515-961-1498
Office Location:
ARMC 4
Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am-9:30am
or by appointment
Credentials:
DMA, Choral Conducting,
Michigan State University, 2010

MA, Music Education,
University of St. Thomas, 2004

BM, Music Education,
Simpson College, 1997

Timothy A. McMillin is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Simpson College, where he serves as Chairman of the Music Department, directs two choral ensembles, is a member of the voice faculty, and teaches classes in conducting, music literature and choral studies.  Before his appointment at Simpson College, Dr. McMillin directed choirs in Minnesota where he created and led award-winning high school programs.

Dr. McMillin earned a doctoral degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University in East Lansing, and degrees in music education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Simpson College.

In addition to his passion for academia, Dr. McMillin is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble, a highly auditioned chamber choir in the greater Des Moines community committed to excellence in choral artistry.

Dr. McMillin is called upon often as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator around the Midwest.  Recently, he prepared the chorus for the Des Moines performances of the national touring company’s Star Wars: In Concert.  He also performed with, served as auxiliary chorus master and was a member of the stage management staff with the Des Moines Metro Opera. Over the years, he directed various high school musical theater programs and performed with numerous community theater organizations.  Dr. McMillin’s choral experience took him to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he served as Producer and Company Manager for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, a professional festival choir.

His professional affiliations include ACDA, where he recently served as Repertoire & Standards Chair for Four-Year Colleges and Universities for the Iowa Chapter (ICDA), NCCO, CMS and NATS.

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