JANSEN, TIMOTHY J. (b. 1964)

Composer, pianist and organist Timothy J. Jansen, (born November 1, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri) received his music education at the New England Conservatory of Music and CASA, the St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts. His teachers include Jane Allen, Daniel Schene, John Ditto, James David Christe, Daniel Pinkham and William Partridge. He is the Director of Music Ministry at St. Norbert Church in Florissant, Missouri, in his native archdiocese.
He is an active composer of liturgical music and has written works for the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica (Missouri). His compositions include "A Psalm for Christmas" which is used during the entire Christmas season at the Cathedral, a setting of "Psalm 104" used for Pentecost and Confirmation and "Canticle: Revelations 15:34" which was commissioned for the evening prayer service at the Cathedral during the 1999 Papal visit.
Timothy is a member of the American Guild of Organists and has held the position of Sub-Dean of the St. Louis Chapter. He has performed at many workshops and concerts sponsored by the AGO Guild including master classes with such distinguished artists as Simon Preston and Oliver Latry.
Jansen has performed extensively both as organist and pianist and programs a variety of repertoire from Franck'’s Grand Piece Symphony to Barber'’s Piano Sonata. Engagements include performances at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Christ Church Cathedral and performances with the St. Louis Pro Musica with whom he is an Artist in Residence.