Music

Date: 7:30pm EDT October 3

Bennett Umhau, Baritone

with Jonathan King, Accompanist
Advance Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors over age 65 / WC faculty & staff). WC students and youth 18 and under are free. Individual tickets can be purchased online with a credit card via EventBrite, or with cash or check at the door. Season tickets can be purchased on the Concert Series website. Inquires and ticket holds can be sent to  or 410-778-7839 (Debbie Reed).

Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Bennett Umhau has taught and performed across the United States and Europe. As an advocate for all styles of singing,  Bennett is a National Association of Teachers member, and holds a Level II certification in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method. He is also a graduate from the Voice Pedagogy master’s program at Shenandoah Conservatory (the first in the country to include dedicated teacher training for commercial music and musical theatre singing). Bennett currently maintains an active private voice studio, and serves on the music faculty at Washington College.  His students have been featured in television acting roles, and have competed on the television show “The Voice”.
Operatic and musical theater roles include Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Jud in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, Archibald Grosvenor in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, Frank in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Strephon in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe.  Off the theater stage, Mr. Umhau has appeared as an oratorio soloist with numerous organizations, and has appeared as a singer for the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Mr. Umhau maintains an active performing schedule when he is not teaching, and can be heard in multiple locations across the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area.  

Jonathan KingJonathan King, an active pianist and conductor based in Baltimore, MD, currently serves as Associate Music Director at Church of the Resurrection in Baltimore, MD, and Choral Activities Graduate Assistant at the UMD School of Music, where he has directed the University Chorale and served as Assistant Conductor with Maryland Opera Studios. He has prepared choirs for eminent conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, and Gianandrea Noseda, and has assisted conductor John Nelson in several performances with the Chicago Bach Project, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, and the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, IN.

As a collaborative pianist, King has worked with celebrated singers including J’nai Bridges, Nicole Cabell, Colin Ainsworth, Kenneth Overton, and Will Liverman, and has served as répétiteur at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Oregon Bach Festival. King is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting at UMD, and his musical mentors include Edward Maclary, Jerry Blackstone, Martin Katz, and Julius Drake.