Tim Cummings has studied Scottish-style piping with Al MacRae, Sandy Keith, Scott MacAulay, and, during a semester in Glasgow, with the faculty at the RSAMD and National Piping Centre. He earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education (The College of Wooster, Ohio); and both a B.A. Honours degree in Ethnomusicology and an M.A. in Musicology (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand). During the 2002-03 school year, he was the Artist in Residence at The College of Piping in Summerside, PEI. While living in New Zealand, Tim was a member of the highly competitive Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band—competing, arranging repertoire, and recording with them. He has also published several pieces and collections of piping music via Birchen Music & Publishing. Now based in Vermont, USA, Tim keeps busy as a private teacher, performer, arranger/composer, recording artist, and publisher of piping and Celtic-related music.