David Okerlund


Timothy Hoekman, Professor of Coaching and Accompanying, has extensive experience as a performer, teacher, and coach. He has performed as soloist and accompanist in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe. Since 1988, Hoekman has been spending his summers in Cooperstown, NY, serving as pianist, harpsichordist, vocal coach, assistant conductor, and music administrator for Glimmerglass Opera. He was the artistic director of the South Georgia Opera Company from its inception in 1986 until 1993. He has also served as coach and/or accompanist for Florida Grand Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Grand Rapids, and the Peter Harrower Summer Opera Workshop in Atlanta.

Hoekman earned the D.M.A. degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Theodore Lettvin and Eugene Bossart. He received his B.A. degree from Calvin College and the M. M. from Peabody Conservatory, where he was a student of Leon Fleisher. Dr. Hoekman has written for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Journal. His song cycles The Nash Menagerie, American Lyrics, and Seven Housman Songs have been published by Recital Publications, and he was named the 2002 MTNA Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year for his song cycle To Make a Prairie.