Timothy Cloeter

Timothy Cloeter 72032

Position: Assistant Professor (choral activities)
Phone: 419-372-8288
Email: cloetet@bgsu.edu
Address: 1038A Moore Musical Arts Center

Conducts the Men’s Chorus and the A Cappella Choir, and teaches conducting and a graduate choral seminar; holds a bachelor’s in education with majors in vocal music and math from Concordia University in Nebraska, and a master’s in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College; completing a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Arizona; conducting teachers include Joseph Flummerfelt, Bruce Chamberlain and Helmuth Rilling; one of only five in the nation chosen by audition to conduct movements of Robert Levin’s new completion of Mozart’sMass in C Minor at a 2005 Carnegie Hall master class with Helmuth Rilling and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; recorded choral works by Richard Hillert with the Kapelle of Concordia University in Chicago for release by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians in 2003; solo singing credits range from Schütz’s Musikalischen Exequien (Evangelist) to Haydn’s Creation and from Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors (Kaspar) to the national anthem at New York Mets games; as a professional chorister, has sung in the Aspen Chamber Choir (Aspen Music Festival), the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Bachakademie Stuttgart and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus; as a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and the Bachakademie, he performed on both the U.S. and European premieres of Penderecki’s Credo, and was one of five Americans hired to perform the piece on a tour of Poland, Russia and Germany; chorister with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Robert Shaw, Kurt Masur, Helmuth Rilling and Ricardo Muti; multiple seasons in the opera chorus at the Festival de Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C.; has served at Martin Luther High School in New York, Carroll University, Concordia University, the University of Arizona and Schenectady County Community College.