Timothy Shantz
Timothy Shantz has an active career as conductor, collaborator, and tenor. He is Founding Director of Luminous Voices, Chorus Master for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Artistic Director of Spiritus Chamber Choir. As tenor, he has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Pro Coro Canada, Les Violons du Roy, Pierre Boulez at the Luzerne Festival Academy, and Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall with Andrew Megill. Shantz has several recordings as conductor including the most recent “Zachary Wadsworth’s The Far West” released in May 2016. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle commented that the recording was “beautifully sung, as everything here is, by the aptly named Luminous Voices under Timothy Shantz.” Other recordings include, “Mendelssohn’s Te Deum” (Outstanding Recording Award from Choral Canada), and “James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words.” His Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting is from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.