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Benjamin Schultz (2014), Voice

Benjamin SchultzD.M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.M., Belmont University
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Benjamin Schultz (Bass-Baritone) is a native of Green Bay and completed his doctor of musical arts degree in vocal performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied with Mimmi Fulmer and William Farlow.  Dr. Schultz received his BFA in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and his Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Belmont University in Nashville. 

Dr. Schultz has appeared in numerous opera and oratorio roles including Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Colline in La Bohème, Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Sid in Albert Herring, and Raphael in Haydn’s Creation.  Dr. Schultz has sung with both the Florentine and Nashville Opera Companies and recently performed as the baritone soloist for the Duruflé Requiem with Edgewood College.  Upcoming engagements include the St. John’s Passion with UW-Madison Choral Union, the Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams with the Madison Diocesan Choir and Orchestra, and Somarone in Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz. 

Dr. Schultz is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He has taught as a Lecturer of Voice at UW-Platteville and is the Bass section leader, cantor and soloist for St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison.  Dr. Schultz has recently gained national recognition from Polish institutions for his research and compilation of a Polish Art Song Anthology for his doctoral project.  He is currently working in collaboration with Scarecrow Press to publish his book of Polish Lyric Diction in the fall of 2014.  He will be recording the complete songs of Chopin for Musopen.org in the summer of 2014. 

He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).  Dr. Schultz was also inducted into the prestigious musicological society Pi Kappa Lambda in 2010.