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The logo above was from my first home page, that I set up circa 1994.  It was supposed to show that I'm interested in both computers and music.  I leave it on here just for nostalgia!  

About Tim!

Finale LogoI'm a software engineer for MakeMusic, formerly known as Coda Music Technology in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  We develop music software and products. I work in our Notation Products division, which is responsible for Finale® (the world's leading music notation program), Finale Allegro, PrintMusic!, and other notation offerings.  MakeMusic! also develops SmartMusic Studio, which is an "Intelligent Accompanist™". It can play accompaniments while listening to a performer and following their tempo changes.  

Background Info

I grew up in north central Iowa in the small town of Meservey. After graduating from Meservey-Thornton High School in 1988, I attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, majoring in computer science and mathematics. After graduating from Wartburg in 1992, I worked as a programmer for Century Companies of America, now known as CUNA Mutual Life Insurance Company, also in Waverly, IA, until September, 1994, when I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to become a Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. In June of 1996, I received my Master's degree in Computer Science, and started working with Coda Music Technology, now known as MakeMusic!.


One of my primary interests is music-related activities. I currently play trumpet,Trumpet and occasionally keyboards as part of the music ministry at New Hope Church, and play trumpet with the Plymouth Concert Band.   In the past, I've played with several community, civic, and college bands, Treble Clef orchestras, and small ensembles.  I also served as Worship Coordinator for Cornerstone, which was our church's ministry to single adults, for two years before I was married.  I also enjoy many outdoor activities, especially bicycling and working out in the yard. In addition to just spending time with friends, I've dabbled with the following over the last few years (with varying degrees of success): golfing, model rocketry, gardening & landscaping, model railroading, home remodeling, website design, photography, electronics, and more.


This page was last updated on Tuesday, July 03, 2007


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