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Hi I'm Timothy Rohwer

I'm an amateur composer, a private music teacher, a father, I struggle with mental illness on a daily basis, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Music is a great source of strength and a great passion for me. I started playing the Viola when I was 12 and started composing at 13. I graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from Brigham Young University - Idaho, and I teach violin, viola, and cello lessons at the Utah Conservatory in Park City. In my spare time, I love to compose and am currently working on several compositions, ranging from hymn arrangements and small chamber works to large-scale orchestral compositions. I love composing and arranging, and I hope to have one of my larger scale works performed by a professional orchestra. I've always been quite shy throughout my life. While I am still shy even today, my shyness goes beyond normal levels, and it wasn't until I reached my teen years that my family and I found out that I have an anxiety disorder and clinical depression. I have been blessed with excellent doctors and therapists who have helped me overcome a lot of difficulties and challenges. Although I still struggle, I have been able to continue to provide for my family. I know that the greatest source of my help has been my Heavenly Father and my Savior. My wife and I currently have a 3 year-old little boy and an almost one year old little girl.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has changed my life. It has often only been through the love of my Savior that I have made it through the difficult times when the encroaching darkness and terror of panic and depression threatened to envelop and overwhelm me. It is in those times that my Savior is there, a bright beacon shining out against the dark, fearsome night. And more than that, by following my Savior's example, I have become the beacon to friends whose own struggles threatened to overwhelm them. I have had the chance to help afraid and lost souls, whose suffering I know at least in part. To see their joy and the light that enters into others' lives by following the Savior, and having been an instrument in the hands of God to help them receive that light is one of the greatest joy that can ever be had in life.

How I live my faith

My wife and I also like to study the scriptures together and on our own, and we've made it a tradition to read together and pray together everyday. I love especially to talk with those who struggle with anxiety and other mental disorders or illnesses. It is a great blessing to me to know that our trials in this life are for our personal growth. Yet, to also know that those trials can edify and lift up another who is struggling is an even greater blessing. To be able to tell someone that I have been a situation like theirs and have made it through, is so neat. The even greater blessing is to tell them of the love of their Savior, who suffered all things for us and knows our pains and struggles personally, just as He knows and loves each of us personally. I also love to use my talents to bless others. I've started doing arrangements and recordings of hymns to help bless and uplift others.