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A native of the Washington DC area, Dr. Timothy S. Flynn received his undergraduate degree in music from George Mason University (VA), and his Masters and Ph.D. in musicology from Northwestern University (IL). He is currently Chair of Performing Arts and Music Program Director at Olivet College (MI) where he conducts the choral ensembles, teaches music history, music theory, and interdisciplinary courses in the arts and humanities. In addition he directs the opera and musical theatre productions at the college. Under Dr. Flynn’s leadership, the Olivet Chamber Singers have performed regularly throughout Michigan, at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, as well as in Stratford (ON), Niagara-on-the-Lake (ON), and at Saint Michael Cathedral in Toronto (ON).

A recipient of the Leland Fox Award for scholarship from the National Opera Association, his winning paper, Camille Saint-Saëns and Opera: An Exploration of Unknown Primary Source Material, appeared in the organization’s Opera Journal. Dr. Flynn has presented his scholarship on the music of Gounod at the International Biennial Conference of Nineteenth Century Music at University College, Dublin (Ireland), and his work with letters of Camille Saint-Saëns at their conference at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in the summer of 2012. Dr. Flynn is the author of two scholarly monographs, Camille Saint-Saëns: A Guide to Research (2003) and Charles François Gounod: A Research and Information Guide (2009), both of which are published by Routledge (New York). His new study, César Franck: Organist, Teacher, Composer will be published by Pendragon Press (NY) in 2015. Dr. Flynn is also a featured annual lecturer for the San Francisco Opera Company where he has offered lectures on the operas of Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Hoffmann, and others.

As a church musician, Dr. Flynn has served in a number of positions: as a counter-tenor in the choir of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. under Dr. Wayne Dirksen, and as counter-tenor soloist and assistant organist-choirmaster at the Church of Saint Stephen, Martyr (Washington, DC). While in Chicago, Dr. Flynn was organist-choirmaster at Immaculate Conception Parish (Highland Park, IL). Upon moving to Michigan, he served as part-time diocesan music consultant for the Diocese of Lansing, and currently, he serves as the director of music and organist at Saint Mary Catholic Cathedral in Lansing. Dr. Flynn recently conducted the Cathedral Choir and the Choir of Saint Mary, Star of the Sea (Jackson) in performances at the Vatican during the sedevacante, at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and at the Basilicas of Saint Francis in Assisi and Saint Mark in Florence. In February 2013, Dr. Flynn received the Alleluia Award from the Diocese of Lansing, "given to those people who have contributed their gifts and time to the liturgical formation of God's people and to excellence in liturgical preparation."

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