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Renae Timbie
Doctor of Arts candidate in Choral Conducting

Renae is in her first year pursuing a Doctorate of Arts degree in Choral Conducting.  She is currently a graduate assistant for both the Choral Department as well as the Music History Department at Ball State.  This year, she is excited to be assistant director to the Ball State Women’s Chorus under the direction of Dr. Duane Karna.  Her assistantship duties in the Music History Department include teaching a section of Music History 100 for non-music majors. 

In addition to her primary roles as student and graduate assistant, Renae teaches music appreciation as adjunct faculty at Taylor University, in Upland, IN, and serves as choir director at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Muncie.
Renae earned her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Ball State University in May of 2012. In 2012, she was the Master’s Level Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, an award given by Ball State University for her teaching in music history at the 100 level.  She graduated from Taylor University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance (Voice) where she studied with Dr. JoAnn Rediger and Dr. Patricia Robertson.  Renae is currently a student of Dr. Duane Karna, Dr. Andrew Crow, and Dr. Mei Zhong.

In recent years, Renae has also served as assistant director to the Ball State Women’s Chorus (2010-2011) and the Ball State Chamber Choir (2011-2012). She served as co-director of the Planet Earth Singers (2011-2012) with Dr. Douglas Amman.  Renae most recently hails from New York City—a place near and dear to her heart—where she had the opportunity to sing with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  With her family, Renae has traveled the world having grown up in Alexandria, Egypt and in the suburbs of Paris, France.