About Timothy A. Helisek
Having fallen in love with music at a young age, Timothy has spent his life honing his craft into a unique musical career.
AS A COMPOSER, he has released dozens of his original compositions ranging from solo piano pieces to ambitious works for orchestra and choir. He has recorded several of his works with the Moscow Bow Tie Orchestra and Choir of which Woven, Lux Aeterna and Delicate Power have been released as singles.
Timothy A. Helisek is the first place winner of the 2004 edition of the Normandale Composer’s Competition for his classical chamber piece 'Beauty in Sadness.' 'Dancing Towards the Sun,' also a chamber piece, won first place in the same competition in 2005, as well as second place in the Minnesota Music Educators Association Composition Contest the same year. 'Ars Moriendi,' a work for large orchestra, was given an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute.
Two of his albums feature his avant-garde electronic works, composed by recording sounds made by common household items, then manipulated using computer algorithms and digital effects. Many of Timothy's compositions, sound effects and arrangements have been heard on TV and movies including Survivor, CBS News, Craig Ferguson, Bad Girls Club and VH1's Behind The Music.
AS A PIANIST, he has released three solo piano albums which include his original compositions as well as those written by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Philip Glass and John Cage, to name a few.
His albums are available worldwide through his record label, Helisek Music Publishing LLC, which releases classical, children’s music and ringtones. Timothy's children's music franchise, Baby Rockstar, has released over forty albums of sleepy lullaby arrangements of popular songs. Several of his ringtones have hit the top ten on the charts in the iTunes Ringtone Store across many genres, including classical, jazz and soundtrack.
Timothy has performed on the piano and celeste with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Minnesota and has performed the works of many great classical composers. He has worked as music copyist and orchestrator for a variety of composers and publishers including Garry Schyman, William Goldstein, Dionne Warwick and Century City Masterworks.
As a film composer, he has composed for dozens of shorts, features and commercials. His music and sound effects have been heard on many shows including Survivor, CBS News, VH1's Behind the Music, 60 minutes, The Mentalist, Bad Girls Club and NCIS: Los Angeles.
Timothy A. Helisek graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Media and Commercial Music Composition from California State University Northridge in 2008. He obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Guitar Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2004.
Timothy has been a music educator since 1999, teaching private lessons in piano, guitar and composition. He has been a guest lecturer at Glendale Community College and served as Adjunct Composition Faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Mn. He is the author of a book for educational guitar, 'Reading Studies for the Beginning Guitarist.'