Timothy Culver Named Interim Director of Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
Diane Petrella, dean of the College of the Arts is pleased to announce that professor and Vocal Area coordinator Timothy Culver will serve as the Interim Director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music effective July 1, 2022.
"Professor Culver has served as the Vocal Area Coordinator for the School of Music since 2010 and brings over twenty years of collegiate teaching experience to this new role," said Dean Diane Petrella. "I am confident he will provide exceptional leadership while we conduct a national search for the next Director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music."
Timothy Culver is a staple in the Great Lakes music scene. He has been described as having “a rich but penetrating tenor” and that he “faces florid tenor writing with a fearless vivacity.” Equally at home in both operatic and musical theatre works, Mr. Culver has performed with the Cleveland Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Lansing Lyric Opera, Porthouse Theatre, Huron Playhouse, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Some recent roles include Count Almaviva in “Il barbiere di Siviglia,” Nemorino in “L’elisir d’amore,” Alfredo in “La Traviata,” and Albert Herring in the title role. During the inaugural season of the Opera Theatre of Lucca in Lucca, Italy, Mr. Culver performed and studied under the direction of internationally renowned baritone, Lorenzo Malfatti. A frequent recitalist, oratorio, and concert soloist, Mr. Culver sang in the U.S. premiere of Erwin Schulhoff’s H.M.S. Royal Oak with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony.
Professor Culver has been a member of the voice faculty at Kent State University since 2002. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.