Next up, PFCM is happy to introduce Dr. Tim McReynolds, our fabulous pianist for the 2nd week of the festival. PFCM hasn't included a pianist since it's first year (2012!). I'm thrilled that we've figured out the logistics for including a pianist again.
Enjoying a career that embraces art song, opera, chamber music, and cabaret, pianist R. Timothy McReynolds is also active as a teacher and vocal coach. He is a member of the Voice/Opera faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Music, and the former Music Director of Towson University’s Music for the Stage. He has participated as vocal coach/pianist for the Washington National Opera’s Opera Institute and the Aspen Music Festival. He was Instructor of Piano at American University in Washington, D.C. and Loyola University of Maryland, where he remains as pianist for the Vocal Masterclass Series.
He has toured internationally in concerts, cabarets, and masterclasses in Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Austria, as well as across the United States. The Washington Post hails him as the, “perceptive accompanist”, theBaltimore Sun, an “excellent pianist”, while the website Classical Journal proclaims him as the “brilliant accompanist” in a recital with mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler. He continues his close association with the Washington (D.C.) Vocal Arts Society and their Discovery Recital Series.
He recently recorded a CD of new music on the Sono Luminus label with Washington, D.C.'s Inscape Chamber Orchestra, "Sprung Rhythm." Other recent recordings include a CD of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin with tenor Bryce Westervelt, and another with the chamber music group, Greenbrook Ensemble. His recent concert schedule includes venues in New York, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Italy.
Dr. McReynolds received his B.M. from Indiana University, M.M. from the University of Michigan, and completed his D.M.A. at the University of Maryland. His teachers have included Edward Auer, Martin Katz, Jeffrey Gilliam, Robert McCoy and Rita Sloan.
In short, Tim is going to be an awesome musical addition...!