Born into a musical family in St. Louis, Tim began training on piano at the age of five. Of course, between the ages of eleven and seventeen he focused on the music of Lennon and McCartney because his guitar was easier to carry to parties.
He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Oklahoma before earning his music degree from Webster University in St. Louis. He pursued graduate studies in music theory and composition at the University of Texas at Denton.
For over 30 years, Tim has worked as a professional musician, composer and music producer. During the 1980s he spent eight years supervising an ad agency recording studio and contributing to award-winning agency creative output as composer,
performer, writer and producer.
In 1989 he founded Tim Cissell Music to produce music for advertising, film and television clients.
His most widely seen work is as music director, composer and theme-song writer for the Peabody and Emmy award winning children's television show WISHBONE, which began running on PBS in 1995 and continues to be shown
in the US and all over the world.
Tim and Amy Cissell live with Rufus, a wild Irish Terrier
and are extremely happy to have recently relocated
to Boulder, Colorado cutting 15 hours off
Tim's drive time to the ski slopes.