Mezzo soprano JESSICA TIMMAN SCHWEFEL has performed in over 30 operatic productions with Madison Opera, Opera for the Young, Fresco Opera Theatre, UW Opera, Music By The Lake, among others. Jessica has been a member of the Florentine Opera Chorus since 2008, where she has been involved in a number of productions and outreach performances. She also participated in the Florentine's recordings of Elmer Gantry and Rio de Sangre, which collectively earned three Grammy Awards in 2012 and 2013. An accomplished solo singer, she has had recent engagements with the Oshkosh Chamber Singers, UW Summer Choir, South Shore Chorale, UW Choral Union, UW Symphony Orchestra, UW-Oshkosh Choirs, and UW-Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra.
Jessica’s articles have been published in the NATS Journal of Singing as well as the Wisconsin School Musician (WSMA). She resides in McFarland, WI where she maintains her private voice studio, the Timman Music Studio. Jessica has taught studio voice previously at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW Summer Music Clinic, and Madison Academy of Music. She received additional training for teaching voice at the 2014 Naked Voice Summer Institute at Northwestern University under the direction of Prof. W. Stephen Smith. Dr. Timman’s students have been recipients of numerous music scholarships and awards and also perform in a variety of venues around the country.
Dr. Timman received a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at UW-Madison, she was the recipient of such awards including the Voice Excellence Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Opera Props award, William and Joyce Wartmann Scholarship, and the Dara Welty Memorial Award. For more information, please visit www.timmanmusic.com
projects with mcp:
Mother: Nature; May 2019
Hope in the Future; December 2018
Drown'd in One Endlesse Day; February 2018
Old Lessons and New Carols; December 2017
Privilege; April, 2017
I Was Glad; December, 2016
A Procession of Angels; December, 2015