Timothy Buchholz

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Timothy Buchholz

Assistant Professor

Office 207

(715) 261-6246



Dr. Timothy Buchholz is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County where he directs the concert choir and two vocal jazz ensembles and teaches classes in ear training and vocal techniques.  Originally from Stevens Point, WI, he is a nationally recognized jazz singer, educator, and arranger.  As a singer, Tim has performed at Carnegie Hall, New York City’s Lincoln Center, and has toured internationally in South Africa, Costa Rica, France, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Austria, and Belgium.  He has performed with many notable artists including Bobby McFerrin, Steve Miller, Bruce Hornsby, Patty Austin, Jon Secada, and Dave Grusin.  Tim was named “Best Collegiate Jazz Arranger” by Downbeat magazine in both 2006-2007 and 2009-2010, and “Best Collegiate Jazz Singer” in 2005-2006.  His arrangements have been published by Sound Music Publications and used throughout the country in high school and college vocal jazz ensembles and for numerous all-state vocal jazz choir events.  Dr. Buchholz has previously directed ensembles and taught classes at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Miami Dade College, and California State University at Long Beach.  He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami, a Master of Music degree from California State University at Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University.  Dr. Buchholz is currently the WCDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for Vocal Jazz.  Learn more about Dr. Buchholz at his website linked below.


Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Miami, Frost School of Music

Master of Music  - California State University, Long Beach

Bachelor of Music - Western Michigan University

Presentation Topics
  • Choral Ensemble Masterclasses (including possible exchange with a UWMC Vocal Ensemble).
  • Choral Solo & Ensemble Coaching and Preparation.
  • Getting a College Music Scholarship: Effectively Preparing for Your College Music Auditions.
  • Beginning Vocal Improvisation: Anyone Can Scat Sing!
  • The Evolution of Jazz Singing in America.