Copyright 2015
  Timothy C. Takach, Composer

Timothy C. Takach is an award-winning composer based in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to his full-time composing work, he is a professional choral singer and soloist, he owns Graphite Publishing along with co-founder Jocelyn Hagen, and he is the vice president of the Independent Music Publishers Cooperative.

New Project!
15-16 Secular Winter Consortium

For the 15-16 season, I will be writing an 18-20' cycle for SATB and piano using secular winter texts. I'm looking for one choir or choral program from each state to support this as part of a consortium. Click here for a pdf with all of the texts and more information, but here are some highlights:
- 4-part choral writing (no divisi), with a well-supported tenor part
- 2 newly commissioned poems by Anthony Silvestri and Brian Newhouse
- I'm only taking one choir from each state!
- Scores delivered by Aug. 21, 2015 (pdf).

Cost - $400.00 per participating group. Includes the license to make copies for your singers.

Check the map to see if I still need your state! If your state is yellow or red, I'd like to hear from you!


“the gorgeous part-song harmonies never obscured the text, making the lyrics an equal partner to the music.”
spacer-Andrew Lindemann Malone, Washington Post, Washington, DC

“The most stunning piece was Timothy C. Takach’s arrangement…full of rich, beautiful harmonies.”
spacer-Sarah Young, Journal-World, Lawrence, KS

“For "Things I Didn't Know I Loved," a setting of the Turkish émigré poet Nâzim Hikmet, Cantus' own Timothy C. Takach finds an idiom both contemplative and eventful.”
spacer-Larry Fuchsberg, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN

“(Takach’s) arrangements were notably creative and intriguing. He gets high marks for originality and craftsmanship in his settings.”
spacer-Rita A. Landrum, Tryon, NC

listen New recording!
Listen to VocalEssence and the Rockefeller University Chapel Choir perform "Listen to the Apples."
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