Timothy Jones, bass-baritone
Acclaimed in concert halls throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, Timothy Jones is rapidly emerging as one of the leading bass-baritones of his generation. His eagerly anticipated performances combine intelligent musicianship, commanding vocal technique and a unique ability to connect with audiences. He is a champion of opera, the concert stage, chamber music, solo recitals and the premieres of contemporary works.
Jones has performed under Craig Hella Johnson, Martin Katz, David Mairs, Nicholas McGegan, Gustav Meier, Kevin Noe, Laurence Leighton Smith, and Christopher Wilkins. A favorite of contemporary composers, he has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions including works by Kevin Puts, James Balentine, Derek Bermel, Laura Carmichael, John Vasconcelos Costa, Ellwood Derr, Jeffrey Goldberg, David Heuser, Jeffrey Nytch, Doug Opel, and Joe Stuessy.
Jones is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and voice at Centenary College and earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied under the tutelage of distinguished professor George Shirley. He was the winner of the Alice Baird Award, the Joy Whitman Weinberger Award, the Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee Award for academic study and the Friends of Opera Competition. He was also awarded a fellowship at the Aspen Opera Theater Center where he was a winner in the Concerto/Aria Competition. Jones currently resides in Houston where he serves on the faculty of the University of Houston.