Paul Hindemith (bass-baritone) has been hailed as “touching and expressive” by the Washington Times. The Omaha native has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Opera in the Ozarks, and the San Diego, Utah Festival, Ohio Light, and Fargo-Moorhead Operas among others. Locally, he received a "Ruby" nod for his recent portrayal of Lumière in the Robidoux Resident Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast. Other favorite roles include the title role in Don Giovanni, and the baker in Into the Woods. Hindemith is no stranger to ensemble singing, and has performed with the Omaha Chamber Singers, Opera Omaha Chorus, Washington (D.C.) Choral Ensemble, Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists, Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis, Minn.) Schola Cantorum, and Minnesota Opera Chorus. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, the University of Maryland, and Southern Methodist University. Equally at home in the studio and classroom as on stage, Hindemith taught at Omaha North High School, the University of South Dakota, Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.), and Georgia College (Milledgeville, Ga.) before coming to Missouri Western State University, where he is music director for musical theatre and assistant professor / coordinator of vocal studies. He is committed to inspiring love and growth by sharing music, knowledge, and truth.