Dr. Timothy Stephens




Director of Composition & Music Theory


Theory, Composition, Music History


Contact information
Email: stephent@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503.352.2155




B.M., M.M. University of New Mexico

D.M.A. in Composition, University of Colorado at Boulder




Dr. Stephens studied composition with Cecil Effinger, and has written music performed throughout the west by a wide range of media.  His compositions have been features at many regional and national festivals and he frequently serves as an adjudicator and guest lecturer.  His theory and composition classes are key elements in Pacific’s music degrees, and he teaches the music theory sequence as well as music history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Pacific Philharmonic performing the premiere of Dr. Tim Stephens' Elegy with Noah Seitz (cello)

Stephens: Elegy