Serving at BGSU since 2009, Timothy Cloeter
conducts the Collegiate Chorale and the Men’s Chorus, and teaches conducting and choral literature. Previously, he was Director of Choral Activities at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc., where he conducted choirs and taught courses in choral conducting, choral teaching methods, diction, and aural skills. In 2011 his Men’s Chorus was chosen from a field of 150 applicants to perform at the MENC North Central Division Conference, and in 2012 the Chorus was chosen to perform at the opening concert of the biennial national conference of Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2005 Mr. Cloeter was chosen as one of only five conductors in the nation to conduct movements of Robert Levin’s new completion of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor
at a Carnegie Hall masterclass with Helmuth Rilling and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Complementing his talents as conductor and teacher is his considerable experience as a singer. As a professional chorister, Mr. Cloeter has sung in the Aspen Chamber Choir, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Bachakademie Stuttgart, and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus. Mr. Cloeter also performed as a chorister with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Robert Shaw, Kurt Masur, Helmuth Rilling, and Ricardo Muti, and he spent multiple seasons in the opera chorus at the Spoleto Festivals in both Spoleto, Italy, and Charleston, South Carolina.
Mr. Cloeter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Concordia University in Nebraska, a Master of Music degree in conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and he is finishing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His principl conducting teachers have been Joseph Flummerfelt, Bruce Chamberlain, and Helmuth Rilling.