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"Molasses" arr. Tim Liao

This is an arrangement I did for my CW-216 Vocal Writing class taught by Professor Lee Abe. The song is called "Molasses", and it is originally by Hiatus Kaiyote. It is a 7-part A Cappella arrangement with a female lead and a voice percussion. 

The recordings were recorded at CWP Production Suites and at home.


Class: CW-216 Vocal Writing

Arranged by: Tim Liao

Mixed & Mastered by: Tim Liao


Female Lead - Njoki Karu

Soprano - Sofia Widya Kezia

Alto - Alyssia Soetedjo

Tenor - Tim Liao

Baritone & Bass - Scott Bell

Voice Percussion - Edward Sweeney

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - arr. Tim Liao
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"You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" arr. Tim Liao

I am very honored to have this opportunity to work on this project for my class CW-311 Big Band Writing, and since this was my first time arranging for Big Bands, it definitely became a precious experience. I also got to record this in Studio 1 (Shames Family Scoring Stage) as a class project.


Class: CW-311 Big Band Writing

Composed by: Cole Porter

Arranged by: Tim Liao

Mixed & Mastered by: Tim Liao



Honolulu - Yankee & The Foreigners
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"Find You"

Lead Vocal: Tim Liao

Words & Music by Tim Liao & STVDIO

Produced by STVDIO

I originally brought an acoustic demo of this song (at that time called "Find Me, Find You") to my friend Heston Prasetyo, who graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016, and we decided to work on this song together in the direction of Electronic Dance Music.

STVDIO is an EDM group that consists of two members: Heston Prasetyo & Abra Sumendap. Along with them, the three of us worked in details on the melody, lyrics, and harmony together, and we finally produced my first featured single on Spotify, "Find You".


Artist: Yankee & The Foreigners

Lead Vocal/Bass: Connor McCoy

Piano: Sam Marks (substituted by Austin Welker in the recording)

Banjo: Timothy Loten

Guitar: Molly Pope

Drums: Zach Rosten

Words & Lyric: Yankee & The Foreigners

Produced by Tim Liao

Class: MP-318 Creative Production Skills

I have known this band since my first year in Berklee, and I quickly became friends with the drummer, Zach, when we got into the study abroad program in the Valencia campus in 2015 Fall. Since I really like the style and the sound of this band, I decided to have them as my artist for my Live-to-2 Project! As a producer, I worked on the feel of the song with the band, the background vocals, and also some elements and ideas that we added in such as the whistles. 

Advertising Music/Scoring to Picture

Audi A5 Commercial

This is an advertisement score I composed for CW-422 Advanced Production for Writers class taught by Professor Simone Scazzocchio. All sounds are created and sequenced by MIDI using Massive, Kontakt, and Battery in Pro Tools 11.


Voice Over - Edward Sweeney

United Airlines Commercial

This is an advertisement score I composed for CW-333 Studio Writing and Production class taught by Professo Chrissy Tignor. All instruments are sequenced with MIDI except piano, bass, and drums, which were recorded live in Studio 2 (The Ark) of Berklee College of Music.

Composed & Produced by: Tim Liao

Mixed & Mastered by: Tim Liao


Drums - Takuma Anzai

Piano - Chris

Bass - Shon Gordon

Show Programs

2017  - Present

  • Berklee Performance Center - "Great American Songbook: Tribute to Laurel Canyon" - Lead Singer

  • Berklee Caf Show - "Funk'd Up Curry" - Background Vocal

  • Berklee David Friend's Recital Hall - "Fly Me to Venus" - Background Vocal


  • Boston Symphony Orchestra - "The Music of Wang Leehom" - Background Vocal

  • Berklee Performance Center - "Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee" - Lead Singer (A Cappella)

  • Berklee Oliver Colvin Recital Hall - "Find Me, Find You" - Lead Singer, Arranger, Songwriter, Producer

  • Berklee Performance Center - "Singer's Showcase Fall 2016" - Background Vocal

  • Berklee Oliver Colvin Recital Hall -  "Distant Journey" - Lead Singer, Arranger, Songwriter, Producer

  • Berklee Performance Center - "Singer's Showcase Spring 2016" - Background Vocal

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