Guest ArtistsTimothy Semanik, conductor

Timothy Semanik currently serves as music director for the Bradley Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra. He was previously music director for the Carleton College Orchestra, the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Northern Illinois University Philharmonic and the Central Illinois Youth Symphony. Mr. Semanik has appeared as guest conductor with the Colorado Symphony and Chorus, the Chicago Youth Symphony, the Windsor Symphony, the Pacific Symphony Institute and Youth Orchestra, the orchestras at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. He was assistant conductor for Welcome Yule! with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Mr. Semanik is principal guest conductor for MIOpera and recently completed his twelfth season as music director of the Savoyaires. Additional operatic credits include productions with Winter Opera St. Louis, Festival Opera, Light Opera Works, Great Lakes Lyric Opera, Ann Arbor Opera, Gil-bert and Sullivan Opera Company, Comic Opera Guild, Ann Arbor Civic Theater, Opera in the Ozarks, Bradley University, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan and California State University, Fullerton. He has conducted numerous choral ensembles including the Pacific Chorale, the Brad-ley Community Chorus and the California State University Singers and Men’s Chorus. He has held music director positions for numerous church music programs, including his current position at the First United Methodist Church of La Grange.

Timothy Semanik holds a Doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan. He was a mem-ber of the conducting class at the Tanglewood Music Center and a recipient of the Bruno Walter Scholarship at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.