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Tim Starnes

Tim StarnesMM '03, Music Technology

Tim Starnes recently assisted as a music editor for Robert DeNiro's blockbuster movie, The Good Shepard (Universal Pictures, 2006). He has also assisted film composer great Howard Shore as a music editor on Bob Shaye's The Last Mimzy (New Line Films, 2007), and two Martin Scorcese blockbusters: The Departed (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2006) and The Aviator (Miramax, 2004). Tim worked on Peter Jackson's King Kong and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line Films, 2002,3). Ron Sadoff, director of Film Scoring at NYU Steinhardt recommended Tim for The Lord of The Rings while Tim was a masters at NYU Steinhardt.

Tim also orchestrated and arranged Baroque period music for Lasse Hallstrom's Casanova (Touchstone, 2005). In 2004, Tim made his theatrical composing debut in Clara's Christmas Dreams, a musical theatre adaptation of The Nutcracker, which was performed in New York City through the end of 2004. For composer Stephen Endelman, he orchestrated and arranged And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (HBO Films, 2003), Blue Butterfly (Galafilm, 2003), and De-Lovely (MGM, 2004).

Currently, Tim is working with conductor Carl Davis to synchronise a live performance of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, which will be performed with the projected film. It will premiere in London in May 2007.

Tim completed his master's degree at NYU Steinhardt in Music Technology with Tonmeister (honors) certificate. He studied with Dr. Ron Sadoff, Sonny Kompanek, orchestrator and arranger (A Knight's Tale, General's Daughter, Fargo), and Dr. Marc Antonio Consoli. While at Steinhardt, Tim composed scores for several graduate student films.