The Gingery-Mack Music Scholarship Fund hosts guest artist programs that are free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged at our events to support our mission of helping young musicians.
Tim Renner, baritone & Danial Overly, piano
October 8, 2021 - 4pm - War Memorial Chapel - Bob Jones University
An active international performing artist, Timothy Renner is a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His recent professional engagements include Escamillo in Carmen at the New National Theatre Tokyo (2018), Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles with Opera Tampa (2019), and Marcello in La Bohème with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City (2019). As a resident artist at AVA (2016–2020), Timothy performed the title roles in Rigoletto and Rubinstein’s The Demon, as well as di Luna in Il trovatore, Germont in La traviata, Alberich in Das Rheingold, the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Alphonse XI in La favorite, as well as a variety of song literature and sacred works.
Concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Helena Symphony Orchestra, Carmina Burana and Fauré’s Requiem with the Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Ein Deutsches Requiem and Messiah with the New Jersey Master Chorale, and St. Matthew Passion with Sinfonia da Camera. Timothy has earned awards from several competitions, such as the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, the Mario Lanza Scholarship Competition, the S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition, the Orpheus International Vocal Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Central Region Finalist), and the McCammon Voice Competition (finalist).
Dr. Renner currently serves as the Director of Opera Theatre and Assistant Professor of Voice in the Edith Lester Harbin Department of Music at Shorter University in Rome, GA, where he lives with his wife, Hillary, and young daughter, Eleanor.
Daniel Overly is forging a promising career as a pianist, chamber musician, and vocal coach. An alumnus of Bob Jones University (BMus in Piano Performance), he continued his education with
a Fulbright Grant at the Musik und Kunstuniversität der Stadt Wien (MA in Vocal Coaching) and at the Cleveland Institute of Music (DMA in Collaborative Piano). In addition, he has taken part in festivals such as the Franz-Schubert-Institut, the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program, and the Tanglewood Music Center (Leonard Bernstein Fellow).
An active recitalist, Overly has performed with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic. Festival appearances include the Aspen, Tanglewood, and Ravinia virtual series on Chicago’s WFMT. As an opera coach, he has helped to prepare productions of Così fan tutte, Faust, Il trovatore, Il viaggo a Reims, La
bohème, La traviata, and Samson et Dalila. Since 2015, he has enjoyed a relationship with the Cleveland Orchestra and Choruses that has included assistance with the preparation of Bach St. John Passion, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Duruflé Requiem, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Haydn Die Jahreszeiten, Poulenc Gloria, und Stravinsky Threni.
Overly is currently the pianist for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra YouthChorus, and Blossom Festival Chorus. He has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice/Collaborative Piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Collaborative
Piano Fellow at the Yale School of Music. Highlights of the 2021/22 season include his Severance Hall Debut in the two-piano version of the Brahms Requiem with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, his Philadelphia Chamber Music Society debut with tenor James Reese, and the preparation of Verdi’s Otello with the Cleveland Orchestra.
Music is a gift from God, and I am so excited to continue learning how to become a better communicator of that gift. Words will never be able to fully express how grateful I truly am. Thank you!