Richard Burchard

Tim Sharp


Tim Sharp was the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, the world’s largest association of choral conductors, teachers, students, scholars, composers, and choral industry representatives. Dr. Sharp has pursued an aggressive agenda of strategic planning, and progressive and innovative initiatives to keep the American Choral Directors Association energized and relevant in the 21st century. He represents choral activity in the United States as a member of the Board of the International Federation for Choral Music and is Vice-President of Musica International.

Tim Sharp appears regularly as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the world, with recent performances in Austria, Thailand, Greece, Italy, Ireland, England, and China.

Tim Sharp

Major Works

The Cry of Jeremiah by Rosephanie Powell_Choral Sheet Music Cover 500x600px

Angel Band

This collection, which includes songs and carols from the Appalachian shape-note tradition as well as some Moravian songs, serves as a full Christmas cantata in a truly American style. The SATB vocal parts are appropriate for small or medium-sized ensembles of any skill level. Bluegrass instruments are included in the orchestration, which adds more beautiful colors.

The detailed program notes include programming options for various worship services as well as concert performances. It provides a rewarding experience from high school to adulthood in both sacred and secular settings.

Also Available for Rentals!

Rental inquiries for Angel Band are made through our parent company, Fred Bock Publishing Group. Please visit the FBPG Rentals Page on our website to submit your rental request.

Tim Sharp

Best Selling Chorals


The Star-Spangled Banner

2014 marked the 200th anniversary of the writing of Francis Scott Key’s piece that became our National Anthem. Tim Sharp, Executive Director of ACDA saw an opportunity for choirs all across America to stand together in harmony and celebration.

Sharp’s arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner is based on the improvisation performed by Rachmaninoff, an American citizen, and can be sung a cappella or accompanied. (see Piano Solo from National Music Publishers)

When I Can Read My Title Clear

When I Can Read My Title Clear

From Kentucky Harmony and Isaac Watts comes a tune that rings with Amercan 19th century harmonies. Tim Sharp has created a most satisfying arrangement for When I Can Read My Title Clear. It is a great concert or festival number for high school through college. Medium in difficulty.

The followup TTBB version is also a classic selection from our American heritage, making it work in both concert and worship.

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor And Needy

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor And Needy

This American Folk Hymn, arranged by Tim Sharp, is a sacred choral anthem for mixed voices. Come, Ye Sinners, Poor And Needy is a sacred piece suitable for general worship.

Medium in difficulty.

Gentry Publications

Tim Sharp‘s Music Catalog