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TIM CALLOBRE, 18, is a composer and classical guitarist. As a composer, Tim is a two-time winner of the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards: in 2010 for a piano composition and in 2007 for a classical guitar composition. He is a 2011 winner in the Music Composition category of YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Tim was recently commissioned to score a short film for YoungArts. He also composed the score to the short film “The Bus,” featured at the 2011 Borscht Film Festival in Miami. In 2010, Tim and one of his guitar compositions were featured on NPR’s nationally-syndicated radio show “From The Top.” He also co-wrote a song with Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Marco Marinangeli and played the guitar for that recording. Tim's compositions have been performed in many venues across the country and at events including the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences “Grammy Salute to Classical Music” gala. He has served as an intern at JNH Studios for film composer James Newton Howard and at Stimmung, a music and sound design firm for commercials. Tim was a member of the inaugural class of the Composer Fellowship Program, studying under Steven Stucky.
As a classical guitarist, Tim is the winner of numerous awards including 1st place finishes in the Spotlight Award in the Classical Instrumental category, the Parkening International Young Guitarist Competition, the National American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Solo Competition for Guitar, and the California State ASTA Solo Competition. Tim is also the 2011 Silver Award Winner, highest-placed instrumentalist, and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semifinalist for YoungArts. He has performed at the White House and at Carnegie Hall on the PBS television show “From The Top – Live From Carnegie Hall.” Tim has performed many solo guitar concerts, most recently in Kansas City, St. Louis, Austin, and Arkansas. He has also performed on many television and national radio shows and played as a soloist with several orchestras. Tim is the recipient of many awards, including the USC Thornton School of Music Faculty Award. He is also an award-winning pianist.