Born November 6, 1947, and raised in Belmar, New Jersey, the composer Timothy Broege studied piano and theory with Helen Antonides during his childhood years. At Northwestern University he studied composition with M. William Karlins, Alan Stout, and Anthony Donato, piano with Frances Larimer, and harpsichord with Dorothy Lane, receiving the degree Bachelor of Music with Highest Honors in 1969.
The music of Timothy Broege has been performed throughout the world. He has received numerous grants and commissions from schools, universities, professional performers, and Meet the Composer. His music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Manhattan Beach Music, Bourne Company, Daehn Publications, Hal Leonard, Polyphonic Publications, Grand Mesa Music, Maestro & Fox, and Allaire Music/Woodbridge Wilson Music Publishers.
His works include the twenty-one Sinfonias for large ensembles, the series of Songs Without Words for chamber ensembles, and a series of Fantasias for solo instruments, as well as music for voices, keyboards, guitar, recorders, and school bands. His music has been featured at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Mid-West Band & Orchestra Clinic, and the College Band Directors National Association. He has appeared frequently as a guest composer/conductor and clinician and has received the Edwin Franko Goldman Award from the American School Band Directors’ Association. To honor his career as a composer he received the 2003 Award of Excellence from the New Jersey Education Association.
In addition to his compositional activities, Timothy Broege is an active recitalist on early keyboard instruments, organ, and recorder. He wrote the “On the Cutting Edge” column for The American Recorder magazine from 2000 to 2014. Since 2006 he has been the pianist with The John Gronert Jazz Trio.