Timothy Schmidt is a Kansas-born composer based in Norman, Oklahoma. An aspiring composer for media, Schmidt provided additional music for award-winning independent drama film Hawks Ridge and won first place in the Score the World 2 Film Scoring Contest. He has also worked on several student films, most recently contributing scores to two films showcased at the Red Carpet Film Festival. Outside of media scoring, Schmidt has written a number of concert pieces that have been performed and recorded at the University of Oklahoma and by ensembles such as the Baker University String Orchestra and the Chicago-based Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. Many compositions have also been performed by him through his position as organist and choir director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Norman. Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the University of Oklahoma.