The Music of Timothy Loest


Timothy Loest is a name in instrumental music synonymous with creativity, versatility, and accessibility. His works for young band are performed worldwide and his pedagogical methods and conducting appearances continue to impact performers and audiences at the state and national levels.

In 2017, his composition Cloud Gate (Reflections of a City) was performed for more than 5,000 spectators at Chicago's Millennium Park. That same year, he received the Illinois Grade School Music Association's highest award - the Cloyd Myers Memorial Award for Excellence in Music Education.

Tim received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois State University and his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He is band director at F.E. Peacock Middle School in Itasca, Illinois and is an exclusive composer and arranger for The FJH Music Company Inc. Tim resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife and two sons.

Your Wait is Over - Don't Miss Out!

Chorales and Beyond, the long-awaited publication from FJH, is finally here! This incredible resource is an ideal way to expand or vary the daily routine of your ensemble while developing essential fundamental concepts of sound and intonation. Daily routines cover breathing, long tones, pitch matching, intervals, scales, arpeggios, chord progressions, and chorales. All chorales are written in four-part harmony with all parts appearing in each instrument book for ultimate flexibility with instrumentation. Centered around 10 common major and minor keys, each unit includes a daily routine and three chorale cycles that can be used to provide constant variety and freshness. Personal warm-ups and musical terms are also included along with vibrant and engaging percussion writing from longtime master educator and percussionist Kevin Lepper!

2019-20 New Releases!

The FJH Music Company is pleased to present full-length recordings and preview conductor scores of Tim's latest works. Click a title to experience these exciting new works!

STRING ORCHESTRA MUSIC - Click Link to Learn More!

IF IT AIN'T BAROQUE... (grade 1)



Your Path To Success Continues!

Measures of Success® band method was created to ignite musical curiosity, to unite conceptual knowledge with performance skills, to foster understanding of the many ways that people share and interact with music, and to assess each student's musical growth.

This new comprehensive musicianship method, based on the pedagogical expertise of band director Timothy Loest and Professor of Music Education Deborah Sheldon, features arrangements and original compositions by renowned composers Brian Balmages and Robert Sheldon. In addition, this method features the percussion writing of Yamaha Performing Artist David Collier.