Music Faculty Presenting ‘Voice and Piano’


Timothy Schmidt, voice

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 10, 2014 – Timothy Schmidt and Matt Yount, faculty members in the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University, will perform in a duet entitled ‘Voice and Piano’ Feb. 11 at Southeast’s River Campus.

The concert will include selections for vocals and piano. It will be presented as part of the Faculty Recital Series and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall.

The concert will open with Henry Purcell’s “Music for a While” followed by “If Music be the Food of Love” and “I’ll Sail upon the Dog-star.” Next on the program will be “An die Ferne Geliebte” by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The second half of the concert will include three pieces by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky: “Don’t Believe, my Friend”, “Only one who Knows Longing” and “Why,” followed by Gabriel Faure’s “Prison” and “Automne.”

Schmidt and Yount will conclude the concert with “La Vie Anterieur” by Henri Duparc.

Timothy Schmidt

Schmidt is assistant professor of music at Southeast and teaches courses in Applied Voice, Opera and Vocal Pedagogy. His teaching background includes classical, commercial and music theater styles.

Included in his experiences are oratorio works such as Bach’s “St. John’s Passion,” Haydn’s “Creation,” Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” and Handel’s “Messiah.” His operatic experiences include roles in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Street Scene,” “Die Fledermaus,” “Albert Herring,” “Pélleas et Melisande” and multiple works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Schmidt received his undergraduate degree in music from Westmont College, a Master of Music from the University of Northern Colorado and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. He is also a 2001 participate in the NATS Teaching Internship Program, mentoring with Professor Robert Harrison of Indiana University.

Matt Yount


Matt Yount, voice

Yount is a full-time instructor of music at Southeast serving as the department’s collaborative pianist, coaching chamber music, coordinating recitals, and appearing in recital performances with students and faculty. Yount teaches courses in Music Appreciation and Jazz Appreciation in addition to teaching private lessons through the Southeast Music Academy – a position he’s held since 1996.

In 2009, he gave his first piano recital as a member of the Southeast faculty performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Prokofiev and Moszkowski. In 2008, Yount appeared as a concerto soloist with the Southeast Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the “Poulenc Double Piano Concerto” and “Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.” Most recently, he performs with Southeast’s Faculty Jazz Quintet.

Yount received three degrees from Southeast including diplomas in both music and mathematics. Yount also studied under both Jim Sifferman and professor emeritus John Shelton. He has been recognized for his classroom teaching with the Success in Scholarship, Sports and Service Award in 2006 as well as the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Honors Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activity in 2011.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at