Timothy Gerber

Professor Emeritus
Faculty Emeriti

Timothy Gerber, professor of music, earned his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and his graduate degrees at Temple University. He is a co-author of the high school text, Music! Its Role and Importance in Our Lives, to be published in its fourth edition by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill in 2015. For 18 years, Gerber served as the principal author of educational materials for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. His current research focuses on music teacher education, musical development in adolescents, and arts policy in secondary schools. Gerber has long championed the notion of music study for all students in middle and high schools, and has volunteered some of his research time as a general music teacher in the Columbus Public Schools. Gerber receives frequent invitations to deliver lectures and keynote addresses in this country and abroad. He was a keynote speaker for the international conference on Integrated Arts Education at National Taiwan Normal University, and served as the Steinecker Lecturer in Music at the University of Regina, Canada. In 1995, he was chosen as the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University. Gerber also was selected by students to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award in The Ohio State University School of Music. In 2007, he was awarded the Distinguished Music Education Alumnus Award at Oberlin College. Gerber chaired the university’s Ad Hoc Committee on Semesters in 2008-09, and in 2009-10 he was elected as Chair of the Ohio State Faculty Council. In 2013, Gerber was named the Distinguished Scholar in the School of Music.  Professor Gerber has been appointed by both Presidents Gee and Alutto to serve as Secretary of the University Senate, most recently beginning a second term in 2014.

Featured Professional Activities

  • Co-Author, Music! Its Role and Importance in Our Lives
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, The Ohio State University
  • Secretary, University Senate
  • Gerber, T., & Gerrity, K. (2007). Principles for principals: Why music remains important in schools. General Music Today, 21, 17-23.
  • DMA, Temple University, 1982
  • MEd, Temple University, 1978
  • BM, Oberlin College, 1969