Dr Timothy Bowers' music has achieved widespread recognition at home and abroad.

He studied composition with Alan Bush at the Academy, privately with Professor David Blake, and with David Kershaw at the University of York. He taught academic studies at the Academy between 1979 and 2018, and was awarded the FRAM in 2010. He was later appointed Alan Bush Lecturer in Academic Studies. Publishers include Ricordi, OUP and Queen’s Temple Publications.

Timothy has written orchestral and chamber works, choral music and music for theatre. Specialisms include writing music for guitar (including solo pieces, larger ensembles, song-cycles and a concerto) and music for classical accordion. He has also worked as composer/arranger with the award-winning Finnish choir Campanella. In the 1990s he was visiting composer at the Bartok Institute in Miskolc, Hungary. Notable commissions include a cycle of five sonatas and a Sinfonia Concertante for the Academy's Brass Department, and four sonatas for woodwind instruments. His vocal music includes four song cycles Last Words, which have been performed as a project at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Timothy writes and lectures on twentieth century British music. He is the author of Strings, winds, pipes, pianos and food – the concertos of Malcolm Arnold.