Timothy Paul Banks, D.Mus.A. is Professor Emeritus of choral music and conducting at Samford University, Birmingham Alabama. For three and a half decades Banks taught conducting, choral literature, and voice courses at Samford University. Dr. Banks also pursued an active performance schedule as a conductor of five choral ensembles at Samford, including the Samford University A Cappella Choir, in addition to a yearly schedule of performances in choral-orchestral music, opera and music theatre. After this long collegiate career, Tim Banks now continues as a free-lance conductor, composer/arranger, singer, musicologist, teacher and musical entrepreneur. Dr. Banks received the B.M. degree in Music Education and Voice from Samford; the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in conducting from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He served as the Director of Choruses for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and has conducted choral, orchestral and music theatre performances with many regional organizations. His international study and concert performance credits include work in England, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy and the People's Republic of China. On four occasions since 1991 Dr. Banks served as Professor-in-Residence for the Samford London Study Program, a cross-curricular program based at Samford’s Daniel House in London. His articles on choral and vocal music have been included in various publications, including his index of choral-related articles in the Journal of the American Musicological Society as a part of the ACDA Monograph series. He has presented numerous conducting pedagogy sessions for choral and instrumental education organizations, and is the author of the textbook, A Conductor’ s Lexicon: Resources for Basic Conducting Study. (Highlands House, 2005.) In addition to his self-published works, Banks’s compositions and arrangements are published by GIA/Walton Music and Alliance Music Publications.