Timothy W. Holley is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and the University of Michigan. He is a cellist; he was a member of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for twelve years and was also affiliated with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during that time. He is Assistant Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University (since 1996) and also taught at the Duke University String School (1997-2001). He is a member of the Mallarmé Chamber Players and has performed with the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University and the North Carolina Symphony. His doctoral dissertation focused on the cello music of African-American composers, and he continues to be active in the study and performance of African-American concert music.