Music Faculty & Staff

The Music Department Faculty and Staff
The Music Department Faculty and Staff; Back row (L-R): Dr. David McKamie, Dr. Charles Gran, Dr. Jeffrey Seppala, Prof. Timothy AuBuchon, Dr. Brian Kubin, Dr. Mark Jennings, Dr. Eric Dickson; Middle row: Dr. Lok Ng, Dr. Jocelyn Prendergast, Dr. Julianna Moore, Dr. Taylor Hutchinson, Dr. Hyejin Cho, Prof. Patricia Mickey, Dr. Jacqueline Collett; Front row: Dr. Curran Prendergast, Dr. Xin Gao, Dr. Samuel McClure, Dr. Victor Marquez-Barrios, Dr. Jay Bulen, Dr. Jesse Krebs, Dr. Michael Bump; Not pictured: Prof. Elaine AuBuchon.

B.M., Biola University; M.M., A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; D.M.A., University of Colorado in Boulder

Bass-baritone Jeffrey Seppala teaches applied voice, vocal diction, vocal pedagogy, and vocal perspectives: broadway and film music.  He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Biola University, a Masters in Music degree from the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Before joining Truman, Dr. Seppala taught at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  

Dr. Seppala has established himself as a versatile musician with performances spanning from the early Baroque to contemporary premieres.  He has appeared with companies including Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Tri-Cities Opera, Delaware Valley Opera, A.J. Fletcher Opera, CU New Opera Workshop, the Piccolo Festival in Friuli, Italy, Larimer Chorale, Voices West, and MahlerFest.  Recent operatic roles and concert appearances include the title role of Verdi’s Falstsaff, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, and solos in Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Durufle’s Requiem, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.  

In his voice studio, Dr. Seppala combines modern scientific voice research and old world training with holistic body work to help build a balanced technique in his students.