Lecturer in Music: Voice
B.M. in Voice Performance – Wheaton College
M.M. in Voice Pedagogy – Shenandoah Conservatory
Professional Affiliation: The National Association of Teachers of Singing
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. “