Timothy Hoekman, Professor of Vocal Coaching and Accompanying, is a highly experienced performer, teacher, and coach. He has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe, and has been on the music staff of Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, since 1988. He was the artistic director of the South Georgia Opera from 1986-1993, and has also served as coach for Florida Grand Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Grand Rapids, and the Peter Harrower Summer Opera Workshop. He has been at FSU since 1984, teaching collaborative piano, coaching graduate voice majors, and teaching a variety of language and vocal literature classes for singers and pianists. He has presented masterclasses for singers and pianists at many colleges and universities and has served as adjudicator for both vocal and piano competitions.
Hoekman earned the D.M.A. degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Theodore Lettvin. He received his B.A. degree from Calvin College and the M.M. from Peabody Conservatory, where he was a student of Leon Fleisher. He has written articles for the Journal of Singing, American Music Teacher; and Voices: Opera America’s Bulletin for Singers. Also a composer, Hoekman has works published by Theodore Presser, Recital Publications, Colla Voce, Plymouth Music Company, and Classical Vocal Reprints, and was the 2002 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year. He has been commissioned by the Rawlins Piano Trio, the Coastal Carolina Chamber Music Festival, and Georgia Southern University, among others.