Dr. Timothy Hsu – Music Director

Timothy Hsu joined the staff of Oglethorpe in 2011 as Interim Music Director and became Music Director in 2014. Tim, a pianist, conductor, and acoustician, is also currently the Associate Conductor of the Georgia Tech Choral Department and a recent Ph.D. recipient in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Acoustics at Georgia Tech. Tim graduated from Peabody Conservatory of Music in 2005 with degrees piano, recording arts, and acoustics—studying with Brian Ganz and Dr. Harlan Parker. His solo and collaborative recitals include performances at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, the Alys Stephens Performing Arts CenterWoodruff Arts Center Symphony Hall, the High Museum of Art, as well as with the Atlanta Ballet. His 2010-2011 season took him to the inaugural Singing in the Summer high school choral festival hosted on the campus of St. Louis Church in Clarksville, MD, in addition to tours to Florida and Alabama, with Bach’s B Minor Mass. Moreover, Timothy was the recording engineer of several Peabody Wind Ensemble CD recordings as well as Peabody Institute’s “Music for the World II” CD. Presently, adding to his role at Georgia Tech, he also serves as the Music Director of the Atlanta Chinese Chorus, and the conductor for the Cathay Atlantic Arts Ensemble Chorus. Timothy’s academic research area focuses on acoustics. Currently, he is working closely with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, and Gothenburg University in a large research project concerning hospital acoustics and the effects of noise on patients and staff. He is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition, he served as the President of the Georgia Institute of Technology Student Chapter of ASA from 2008-2010.

e-mail Tim at tim@opcbrookhaven.org