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Hannah Timms

Assistant Professor of Music

A.B., Erskine College (’14); M.M., Winthrop University; D.M.A., Shenandoah University

Profile

Dr. Hannah Timms serves as the music department’s Coordinator of Voice Studies. She teaches classical pedagogy as well as commercial vocal techniques and encourages students to learn a broad spectrum of vocal styles. In addition to applied lessons, Dr. Timms teaches Introduction to Music, Research and Criticism, and courses in 20th and 21st century music history and analysis.

Educational Background

Dr. Timms holds a doctorate in Voice Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory. Upon graduation she was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Award for her research on the Lithuanian composer Feliksas Bajoras and his early vocal works.

Her teachers include former Erskine voice instructors Bill Diekhoff and Lucie Svatonova, Winthrop University’s Dr. Kristen Wunderlich, and Dr. David Meyer of Shenandoah Conservatory.

Career

Dr. Timms specializes in baroque, modern, and new music, and enjoys performing works featuring languages outside of common practice, most recently singing in Lithuanian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish.

Passionate about music in the Baltics region, she studied the music of Lithuanian composer Feliksas Bajoras for her doctoral research. In July 2023, Dr. Timms gave a lecture-recital featuring his song cycle Kodėl? (1977) at the College Music Society’s International Conference in the Baltics. This lecture-recital detailed the use of folk material in art song as a form of protest against the Soviet Union’s occupation.

Dr. Timms is an active member of both the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the College Music Society.

Personal Interests

When she’s not singing, Dr. Timms can be found running or brewing a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Music - Applied Voice Instructor

Telephone: (864) 379-8819
Email: htimms@erskine.edu
Location: Moultrie 128

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