Timothy Dickey, choral conductor and musicologist, serves as Assistant Director of Choral Activities at The University of Iowa. He did his doctoral work in musicology with an Advanced Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Duke University, received his M.Mus. in choral conducting from the University of Connecticut, and holds an M.C.M. in choral conducting from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also has attended the Royal School of Church Music at Sarum College. He has founded and directed choral ensembles at Amherst College and at Duke University. His dissertation research in Siena and Florence, Italy, was supported by an Advanced International Travel Fellowship from Duke. His performance and research interests mutually inform one another, and include music and worship, Italian Renaissance music manuscripts, and historical performing practices.
Among his favorite recordings are "Distant Love," by Paul Hillier and Andrew Lawrence-King, "Binchois and His Contemporaries" by Christopher Page, the Victoria Requiem recorded by the Tallis Scholars, "Play" by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea, Billie Holiday's "Some Other Spring," and anything played by Art Tatum.