Building/Office: Brinson Fine Arts (BAB) 201 Slot Number: 42
Collaborative pianist Michael Womack currently serves as the 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 work by the young American composer, Dale Sakamoto, including his cycles So Pass the Hours and Le Petit Prince. Working both as a vocal coach and pianist, Michael has had the opportunity to collaborate on more than twenty-five opera and musical theatre productions. In the 2017-2018, he will collaborate on two productions, Madagascar-A Musical Adventure and Hairspray, and will present recitals throughout the Midwest and Southern states. As a master class pianist, Michael has worked with many renowned singers, coaches, conductors, and directors, including Carol Anderson, Octavio Cardenas, Mark Ensley, Lynne Gackle, Margo Garrett, Jay Lesenger, Robert McIver, Donald Neuen, David O’Dell, Jeffrey Peterson, and Douglas Sumi. He has also worked as a collaborative pianist at Texas Tech University, Baylor University, and Southwest Baptist University. Michael holds a M.M. in Collaborative Piano from Baylor University and a B.M. in Church Music with Piano Performance from Southwest Baptist University.