Professor of Voice and Director of Opera — Music
Timothy Schmidt, 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 the 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 musical 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 premiere performance and recording of Where the Cross Is Made by Nancy Van de Vate, and he 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.