Timothy James Workman was named Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at The University of Arkansas Fort Smith in 2017. Before coming to Arkansas, Dr. Workman was the Director of Choral Studies at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) for six years. During his time at FSCJ the Concert Chorale was invited to perform at the Florida American Choral Directors Association and his Men’s Chorus performed at the International Youth Harmony Festival in Orlando, FL. In 2015 Dr. Workman began the Small Ensemble Initiative to increase the skill and exposure of his students at FSCJ. Through this program he mentored multiple student-run quartets, trios, and mixed ensembles. During the summer of 2017, one of these groups placed seventh at the International Barbershop Harmony Youth Competition in Las Vegas, NV.
In 2008 Dr. Workman was named Artistic Director for the non-profit Austin community choir, Austin Singers. Under his direction, they performed a variety of choral works including four master works with orchestra. In 2010 he was the Interim Artist Director of the Deseret Chamber Singers, a premier community ensemble in Salt Lake City, Utah. Most recently, Dr. Workman was named the Artistic Director for the Orange Park Chorale, a chamber ensemble in Jacksonville, Florida. Under his leadership, the choir hosted a successful benefit concert for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Dr. Workman was also an Associate Director with the award winning men’s chorus, The Big Orange Chorus of Jacksonville, FL.
Dr. Workman’s international award-winning male quartet, Reprise, were featured guests on Music and the Spoken Word with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They were also guest performers in more than twenty states and participated in multiple youth festivals and outreach programs. During their time together they produced three albums.
Dr. Workman also enjoys a growing career as a tenor and counter-tenor soloist. Recent performances include tenor solos in Ballet West’s production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach Vespers with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Jacksonville. He has performed as counter tenor in Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pärt’s Passio, and Monteverdi’s Vespers. In addition, Dr. Workman is a skilled vocal instructor. His students continue to be admitted to prestigious graduate programs throughout the country.
Dr. Workman is the father of four children. They enjoy singing and playing music together as a family. Dr. Workman’s wife, Saralyn, is an accomplished violinist and enjoys performing and teaching in the community. They are thrilled to be in Arkansas at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Education: DMA, Choral Conducting, University of Texas at Austin MM, Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University BM, Vocal Performance, Brigham Young University