Timothy Schmidt will present a faculty voice recital March 28.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,
March 15, 2010 – Timothy Schmidt, bass-baritone and assistant professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a voice faculty recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus. Schmidt will be accompanied by Matt Yount, collaborative pianist for the Department of Music.Music performed will include songs and arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nicolas Flagello, Carl Loewe, Jacques Ibert and Stephen Sondheim.Schmidt arrived at Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in music from Westmont College, a master of music degree in voice performance and choral conducting from the University of Northern Colorado, and a doctor of musical arts degree in voice performance and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches applied voice, opera and vocal pedagogy, and his teaching background includes classical, commercial and music theater styles. He participated in the 2001 NATS Teaching Internship Program, mentoring with Professor Robert Harrison of Indiana University. His performance experience includes oratorio works such as Bach’s “St. John Passion,” Haydn’s “Creation,” Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” and Handel’s “Messiah;” his operatic repertoire includes roles in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Street Scene,” “Die Fledermaus,” “Albert Herring,” “Pélleas et Melisande” and numerous Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. In 2005, he created the role of Isaiah Bartlett in the world premier performance and recording of “Where the Cross is Made” by Nancy Van de Vate.