Tim Carlos is a musician, composer, arranger, and orchestrator who writes primarily for visual media. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, he moved to Indianapolis to study music composition at Butler University. There he studied with acclaimed concert composers Michael Schelle, Frank Felice, Richard Auldon Clark, and James Q. Mulholland and participated in masterclasses with film composer Christopher Young. During his time at Butler he composed and recorded music for an award-winning short film made for the 50th anniversary of the Indiana Arts Commission.


After receiving his bachelor's degree, he continued his studies at University of North Carolina School of the Arts for his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Music Composition. There he studied with film composer Chris Heckman and video game composer Rod Abernethy while working closely with musicians and filmmakers to compose unique and fitting music for film.


Tim has composed music for over a dozen films, including short films, animations, and a feature length documentary. His scores have accompanied films on television and at festivals including Atlanta Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival and many others. His score for TIFFANY received special recognition in the Southern Shorts Awards and the Independent Shorts Awards.

Photo Credit: Haley Stevenson

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