R. Timothy McReynolds
Lecturer, Art Song Voice/Opera Division
B.M. Indiana University, M.M. University of Michigan, D.M.A. University of Maryland
Enjoying a career that embraces art song, opera, chamber music, and cabaret, pianist R. Timothy McReynolds is also active as a teacher and vocal coach. He is a member of the Voice/Opera faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Music, and the former Music Director of Towson University’s Music for the Stage. He has participated as vocal coach/pianist for the Washington National Opera’s Opera Institute and the Aspen Music Festival. He was Instructor of Piano at American University in Washington, D.C. and Loyola University of Maryland, where he remains as pianist for the Vocal Masterclass Series.
He has toured internationally in concerts, cabarets, and masterclasses in Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Austria, as well as across the United States. He also performed in recital with acclaimed bass-baritone, the late William Warfield. He has been heard with, among others, Linda Mabbs, Isabel Leonard, Timothy Mix, Danielle Talamantes, and Laura Strickling. The Washington Post hails him as the, “perceptive accompanist”, the Baltimore Sun, an “excellent pianist”, while the website Classical Journal proclaims him as the “brilliant accompanist” in a recital with mezzo-soprano, Delores Ziegler. He continues his close association with the Washington (D.C.) Vocal Arts Society and their Discovery Recital Series. Recent concert venues include the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C., the Maryland Arts Festival in Baltimore, a state tour of Maryland with the Annapolis (MD) Symphony, the Egyptian Embassy Concert Series in Vienna, Austria, and both the Stern Auditorium with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In the Spring of 2012 he played (and sang) the world premier of Dominick Argento's Cabaret Songs with Linda Mabbs at the University of Maryland. He also recently returned from playing two recitals at International ClarinetFest in Assisi, Italy.
Dr. McReynolds received his B.M. from Indiana University, M.M. from the University of Michigan, and completed his D.M.A. at the University of Maryland. His teachers have included Edward Auer, Martin Katz, Jeffrey Gilliam, Robert McCoy and Rita Sloan.
He recently recorded a CD of new music on the Sono Luminus label with Washington, D.C.'s Inscape Chamber Orchestra, "Sprung Rhythm." Other recent recordings include a CD of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin with tenor Bryce Westervelt, and another with the chamber music group, Greenbrook Ensemble. His recent concert schedule includes venues in New York, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Italy.