S. Timothy Maloney

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Head, Music Library Adjunct Faculty: Music History/Literature/ Bibliography

Timothy Maloney is Head of the Music Library and an adjunct professor in the School of Music.  He holds a Mus.Bac. degree in History & Literature and an Artist Diploma in Performance from the University of Toronto, an M.M. in Performance from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a D.M.A. in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  His background includes positions in professional orchestras and chamber ensembles, college and university teaching, editorial management, and library administration. 

Dr. Maloney came to the University of Minnesota in 2002 from the National Library of Canada, where he was Director of the Music Division for 15 years.  Earlier he taught at Stetson University and the University of Delaware.  As a clarinetist, he has recorded with Glenn Gould, played under such distinguished conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa, and performed chamber music at Alice Tully Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center.  His research interests include Canadian music, historical wind music, and the writing for clarinet in eighteenth-century symphonic and operatic scores.

A past editor of the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, Dr. Maloney currently edits the journal, Canadian Winds / Vents canadiens.  His publications include two volumes of historical Canadian wind music he edited for the Canadian Musical Heritage Society (The Canadian Musical Heritage / Le Patrimoine musical canadien, Volumes 21 & 24), and a book of essays he edited about Canadian music at the millennium (MUSICANADA 2000: A Celebration of Canadian Composers / Un hommage aux compositeurs canadiens).  He is currently writing a book about his compatriot, Glenn Gould, on whom he has published and lectured widely, created an award-winning web site, and curated exhibitions drawn from Gould’s archival papers that have traveled across North America and as far afield as China and Japan.