Office: Seminary 358
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, associate professor of music, has taught at Southeast Missouri State University since 2008. He holds degrees from Westmont College (B.A. in Music), University of Northern Colorado (M.M. in Voice Performance and Choral Conducting), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (D.M.A. in Voice Performance and Literature, secondary concentration in Theater). He teaches Applied Voice, Opera, Vocal Pedagogy, and Music Theory. His vocal instruction background includes classical, commercial, and music theater styles. Dr. Schmidt is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and participated in the 2002 NATS Teaching Internship Program, mentoring with Professor Robert Harrison of Indiana University.
Dr. Schmidt's solo concert and oratorio experience includes Bach's St. John Passion, Fauré's Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Schubert's Mass in G, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs, and Handel's Messiah. His operatic repertoire includes roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Street Scene, Die Fledermaus, Albert Herring, Pélleas et Melisande, La Traviata, 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, and also recorded the role of Claudius in Van de Vate's setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet in 2012. Both works are available on the Vienna Modern Masters label.