Style: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Faculty Accompanist/Instructor of Music at Southern Arkansas University
Bio: Collaborative pianist Michael Womack currently serves as the faculty accompanist at Southern Arkansas University. He enjoys collaborating with and coaching singers and instrumentalists throughout the year in recitals, concerts, and opera/musical theatre productions. As a proponent of new music, Michael recently had the privilege of serving as the vocal coach and performance pianist for the world premiere of J. Todd Frazier’s medical opera, Breath of Life. He has also premiered several works by the young American composer, Dale Sakamoto, including his song cycle, So Pass the Hours, in 2013 and his choral suite, Le Petit Prince, in 2015.
Working both as a vocal coach and pianist, Michael has had the opportunity to collaborate on over twenty-five opera and musical theatre productions. This season, he will collaborate on two musical theatre productions at SAU, Madagascar and Hairspray. In the 2016-2017 season, he collaborated on five productions La Boheme, Susannah, Tosca, A Hand of Bridge, and Phantom of the Opera. As a master class pianist, Michael has worked with vocal coaches Margo Garrett, Carol Anderson, and Mark Ensley, singers Robert McIver and David O’Dell, and stage director Jay Lesenger. He has also worked as a collaborative pianist at Texas Tech University, Baylor University, and Southwest Baptist University. Michael holds a M.M. in Collaborative Piano from Baylor University and B.M. in Church Music with Piano Performance from Southwest Baptist University.
Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program