The Ameriocan choral conductor, Timothy A. Sharp, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in in Music Education from Bethune-Cookman University (1978-1982); his Master of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1982-1983); and received an Artist-Teacher Diploma from the Choral Music Experience Institute for Choral Teacher Education led by noted educator/conductor Doreen Rao, Ph.D.
Timothy A. Sharp has served as Music Director of the award-winning Miami Children's Chorus (MCC) since August 1988. As a performer, he appeared with the FGO Chorus for five seasons. He continues to prepare children to appear in productions of the FGO. In 2012-2013 preparing children for La bohème by Giacomo Puccini and The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart. He has also served as guest conductor for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent's Annual Honors Music Festival (Miami, Florida), Broward County Schools Elementary Honor Choir (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and the Norman Public Schools All-City Fifth Grade Chorus (Norman, Oklahoma).
From July 1983 to July 2014, Timothy A. Sharp taught general music at Vineland K-8 Center in Miami-Dade County, Florida in addition to his role as Music Director of the Miami Children's Chorus. He has presented workshops for the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association, the Virginia Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organist • Stamford Chapter and the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education. He has also conducted workshops at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on developing the child’s voice and leads the Miami Children's Chorus project Sing Miami! held at the Arsht Center. He appears annually at the Arsht Center as a professional development facilitator for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Social Sciences on African-American Spirituals.
Timothy A. Sharp has been awarded a MAXIE award by the New World School of the Arts in recognition of his contributions to the arts for children; named Educator of Note by the Young Patronesses of the Opera and Arts Teacher of the Year by the Children’s Cultural Coalition. He is a Past President of the Miami-Dade County Music Educators Association as well as past Committee Chairperson for Children’s Choirs and Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives for the Florida Chapter of ACDA.