Timothy Semanik

Affiliate Instructor, Bradley Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Constance Hall 303
309-677-3594
tsemanik@fsmail.bradley.edu

Biography

Timothy Semanik is the music director for the Bradley Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Semanik has a diverse conducting background, having worked equally in the orchestral, operatic, and choral fields.  He currently serves as music director for the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra and has previously held similar positions with the Carleton College Orchestra, the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Illinois University Philharmonic.  Dr. Semanik has appeared as a guest conductor with the Chicago Youth Symphony, the Windsor Symphony, the Elmhurst Symphony, the Pacific Chorale, the Pacific Symphony Institute and Youth Orchestra, and the orchestras at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan.  Mr. Semanik’s operatic credits include productions with Festival Opera, Light Opera Works, Great Lakes Lyric Opera, Ann Arbor Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Comic Opera Guild, Ann Arbor Civic Theater, Opera in the Ozarks, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, and California State University, Fullerton.  He recently made his conducting debut with Winter Opera St. Louis in their production of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and is currently in his sixth season as music director for the Savoyaires, a Gilbert and Sullivan company in Evanston, IL.   Dr. Semanik received the B.M. in Music Performance and the B.A. in Music Education from California State University, Fullerton, and the M.M. and D.M.A. in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, respectively.  He has participated in numerous festivals and workshops including the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center.