AddressBuilding/Office: Brinson Fine Arts (BAB) 201 Slot Number: 42
Collaborative pianist Michael Womack currently serves as an Instructor of Music and Faculty Accompanist at Southern Arkansas University. He enjoys collaborating with singers and instrumentalists throughout the year in recitals, concerts, and opera/musical theatre productions. As a proponent of new music, Michael recently served as the vocal coach and performance pianist for the world premiere of J. Todd Frazier’s medical opera, Breath of Life. He has also premiered numerous works by the young American composer, Dale Sakamoto, including his cycles So Pass the Hours and Le Petit Prince. As a vocal coach and pianist, Michael has had the opportunity to collaborate on more than thirty opera and musical theatre productions. In the 2021-2022 season, he will serve as the musical director for two productions, The Spitfire Grill and Guys and Dolls, and will continue to present recitals and masterclasses. Michael was recently selected as a 2019 NATS Intern and is completing is his certification as a Somatic Voicework teacher. He has studied piano with Jane Abbott-Kirk, Kae Hosoda-Ayer, J.J. Penna, Jeffrey Peterson, and Melinda Smashey-Jones. He has also worked as a collaborative pianist at Texas Tech University, Baylor University, and Southwest Baptist University. Mr. Womack holds a M.M. in Collaborative Piano (2015) from Baylor University and a B.M. in Church Music with Piano Performance (2012) from Southwest Baptist University.