2016-2017 Artistic Direction

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Dr. Timothy J. Workman, Artistic Director

Tim Workman

Dr. Timothy J. Workman is the Director of Choral Studies at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Dr. Workman holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and his Master of Music in choral conducting from Brigham Young University. He has spent time as the assistant director of the BYU Singers, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus. He has also directed the UT Longhorn Singers and served as Artistic Director for the non-profit Austin community choir, Austin Singers. Most recently Dr. Workman was the Artistic Director of the Deseret Chamber Singers, a premier community ensemble in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Workman also enjoys a growing career as a tenor and countertenor soloist. Recent countertenor performances include solos in Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pärt’s Passio, Monteverdi’s Vespers, and Ballet West’s production of Carmina Burana.

Dr. Carole Clifford, Artistic Director Emeritus

carol-cliffordIn her role as Founding Artistic Director, Carole led The Orange Park Chorale in performances of Vivaldi’s GLORIA, Brahms’ REQUIEM, Schubert’s MASS IN G, Faure’s REQUIEM, Durufle’s REQUIEM, and many other works during her 17-year tenure. Carole was instrumental in building and sustaining The Orange Park Chorale, engaging members of the community throughout Northeast Florida as members, donors and choral enthusiasts.

Dr. Clifford completed her graduate training at Florida State University, culminating with a Doctor of Music in Voice and Opera Performance. Among her numerous awards, Carole was recognized as Outstanding Young Woman of America and received the Giuseppe Verdi Award from the Palm Beach Opera Association.

Dr. Clifford has been serving as an Artist-in-Residence for the state of Iowa since 1989. Her duties include performing for community organizations, teaching in the schools and colleges, appearing with symphonies and opera companies, as well as in recital.

Dr. Clifford has performed on the stages of many European Opera houses including Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With the Amsterdam Concertbauw Orchestra she performed as soprano soloist in Rossini’s STABAT MATER as well as with the British Chamber Orchestra on tour throughout England and Scotland. After returning to the states from Europe, Dr. Clifford participated in the Young Artist Professional Development program at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where she was further trained in operatic performance.

Her New York debut with Opera Lyritas of New York as Marguerite in FAUST, was hailed by the press as “magnificent”. Of her appearance as the Countess in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera, the Fargo Forum, stated, “Special mention has to be given Carole Clifford’s Countess.

Dr. Clifford’s numerous concert performances include Rossini’s STABAT MATER with the Little Orchestra Society of Chicago and, Beethoven’s Opus 65 AH PERFIDO and Barber’s KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915 with the Clinton and Dubuque Symphony Orchestras, Wagner’s WESENDONCK LIEDER with the Jacksonville Chamber Orchestra, Rossini’s STABAT MATER with the Stamford (CT) Chorale, Vivaldi’s GLORIA with The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s MESSIAH, Saint-Saens’ CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, and the REQUIEMS of Brahms and Durufle. As a sacred soloist and recitalist, Carole has made over 200 appearances throughout the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest. In 1991, Dr. Clifford was the major attraction at a benefit for Duval AIDS Care and Education, helping raise funds for AIDS patients and their families in North Florida.

When not performing, Dr. Clifford maintains a private vocal studio in Orange Park, Florida. She previously served on the faculties of Jacksonville University and Florida Community College of Jacksonville. In 2005, Dr. Clifford was the Visiting Professor of Voice at Stetson University in Deland, Florida; and in 2006 she served as Artist in Residence/Visiting Professor of Music Theatre at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Her students have won awards from various organizations including The Metropolitan Opera Association, Sarasota Opera Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Florida State Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs. She has students presently performing in opera, musical theater, cabaret, theater companies, and on cruise ships in the United States and in Europe.