MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Timothy Wilt

Tim wilt headshotBass-baritone Timothy Wilt, a native of Seminole, Florida has earned a Master’s degree in Voice Performance at Florida State University where he was granted a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and the Housewright Scholarship. His professional operatic credits include covering the roles of 2nd Priest, 2nd Armed Man, and Sprecher from Die Zauberflöte, and Zuniga in Carmen with Opera Tampa. While attending Florida State, Mr. Wilt has performed as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Father Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Man with a Cornet Case/Puppet Maker in Postcard from Morocco, and Ignacio in Bolcom’s Lucrezia. Mr. Wilt’s solo concert works include Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata BWV 4, and Handel’s Messiah. In November 2015 he appeared as Raphael in Haydn's The Creation with the Tallahassee Community Chorus under the baton of Dr. André Thomas. In January 2016 he performed with the FSU Symphony Orchestra in a concert of famous opera scenes and brought to the stage the roles of Rocco from Beethoven's Fidelio, and The Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's Don Carlo. He has appeared in masterclasses with distinguished performers and collaborators such as Caren Levine, Warren Jones, and Stephanie Blythe. In 2015, Mr. Wilt made his European debut while studying in Italy performing the roles of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Simone in Gianni Schicchi with the Music Academy International Festival Orchestra. He currently studies voice with Professor David Okerlund and opera conducting with Professor Douglas Fisher. 

Although very passionate about classical music, Mr. Wilt also retains a strong inclination for sports, particularly volleyball, where he has played with USF and FSU clubs, and has coached at his former high school and Club Pinellas Heat. 

He currently works as the Music Department Manager for Patel Conservatory in Tampa and is on staff as a voice faculty member. He can be seen performing in the Tampa Bay area with Opera Tampa and St. Petersburg Opera.


 
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