Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)
Director of Choral Activities
DA, University of Northern Colorado; MM, Bowling Green State University; BA, Youngstown State University
Dr. Sean Teets currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Louisiana Tech University, where he is an Assistant Professor in the School of the Performing Arts. He completed degrees from Youngstown State University, Bowling Green State University, and earned the Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Teets conducted a performance of Handel's Messiah with the Northwest Colorado Symphony (2007) and at Louisiana Tech University (2011). In 2008, he traveled to Switzerland and was the assistant conductor and performed at the Lucerne Choral FEstival in Lucerne, Switzerland. With Opera Classica Europa, he has been the chorus master for several operas including: Carmen, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Otello, and Aida.
He has been the stage director and conductor for numerous operas and musicals including: Riders to the Sea, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Cosi fan tutte, West Side Story and three world premiere musicals.
In the summer of 2001, he received a scholarship to Lucca, Italy for six weeks to performa at the Lucca Summer Music Festival. He has also performed Bernstein's Chichester Psalms in the Czech Republic (2003) and the role of Remendado in Carmen with Opera Classica Europa (2008). Other leading tenor roles include: Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Eisensten in Die Fledermaus and Arsameene in Serse. His concert works include: Messiah, The Creation, Mozart's Missa Solemnis and Schubert's Mass in G. Teets has perfored as a tenor soloist with the Warren Philharmonic, The Galion Orchestra, and The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Teets has been a voice teacher at Oak Harbor High School in Ohio and Moffat County High School in Craig, Colorado. His completed dissertation is entitled: "A Stylistic Analysis of Jake Heggie's Opera: Dead Man Walking." He also has been an adjudicator for solo and ensemble, all-state and choral festivals throughout the country.
Phone: (318) 257-5272
Room: Howard Center, 327