Timothy R. Tucker received his masters degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas and is an active performer, lecturer and adjudicator. He has been presented in recitals, operas, oratorios and concerts across the U.S.A., including New York’s Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and in Hong Kong and Macao. Recent performances have included the title role in Rigoletto, the baritone soloist in Faure’s Requiem and Jesus in Arvo Pärt’s Passio.
Mr. Tucker has appeared in many standards of the operatic repertoire. His operatic credits include Germont in La Traviata, Rigoletto, Figaro in Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Ping in Turandot, Danilo in The Merry Widow, Koko in The Mikado, the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Schaunard in La Boheme, Noye in Noye’s Fludde and many others. Mr. Tucker has appeared with the opera companies of Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Shreveport as well Deep Ellum opera and Western Opera Theatre. Mr. Tucker is also an active concert soloist and works he has performed in this genre include Mozart’s Requiem Mass, Coronation Mass, Solemn Vespers and the Grand Mass in c minor. He has also performed Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Saint John Passion, Bruckner’s Te Deum, and over twenty other orchestral and oratorio works. He has appeared with the Amarillo Symphony, Canterbury Choral Society, the Orchestra of New Spain, Denton Bach Society, Arlington Choral Society, Irving Symphony, Fort Worth Early Music, Fort Worth Chamber Music, the Helios Ensemble and many more.
Mr. Tucker has won many awards for singing such as the National Opera Association award and has been a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Guild National Council auditions and a national semi-finalist in the Macallister Awards competition.
In addition to teaching voice at Hendrix College, Mr. Tucker is on the faculty of Philander Smith College in Little Rock. At Philander Smith he holds the rank of assistant professor and teaches voice, diction, and music history. He also directs the Music Theater Ensemble.
Mr. Tucker is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. In his spare time, Mr. Tucker practices Yang style Tai Chi and teaches a Tai Chi class twice a week at Philander Smith College.
Mr. Timothy Tucker