Timothy LeFebvre

  • Professor of Voice
  • Director, Division of Vocal Studies

Areas of Study


  • BM with honors, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MM, Binghamton University


Nationally acclaimed baritone Timothy LeFebvre has wide-ranging experience from the operatic stage to the concert hall. Recent performances include Bach's Saint John Passion with Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC; Vaughan-Williams’ Dona nobis pacem with Binghamton University, Mendelssohn's Elijah with the State College Choral Society and Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra; Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Butler County Symphony; Harbison’s Words from Paterson with Oberlin Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble; Handel’s Messiah with Evansville Symphony and Binghamton Downtown Singers; Britten’s War Requiem with Wichita Symphony; and Haydn’s Mass in Time of War with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY).

LeFebvre has appeared in concert with the Jacksonville Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Wichita Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, Evansville Symphony, Symphoria (Syracuse), Butler County Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony, Minnesota Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Rochester Bach Festival, Berkshire Choral Festival, New Dominion Chorale, Williamsport Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Syracuse Chamber Music Society, the Skaneateles Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has also appeared in concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall. 

LeFebvre’s frequently performed opera roles include Rigoletto, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Germont (La Traviata), Count (Le nozze di Figaro), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Marcello and Shaunard (La Bohème), and Father (Hansel and Gretel). His operatic experience includes performances with Central City Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Sarasota Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Syracuse Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Delaware, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.

LeFebvre graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and Binghamton University.


Oberlin Conservatory Excellence in Teaching Award (2019-20)

Spring 2024

Principal Private Study - Voice — PVST 002
Secondary Private Study - Voice — PVST 052
Introduction to Voice Pedagogy — PACE 230H
Oratorio Repertoire for Singers — APST 300

Fall 2024

Principal Private Study - Voice — PVST 002
Secondary Private Study - Voice — PVST 052
Introduction to Opera: Performing Techniques I — OPTH 202
Opera Workshop I — OPTH 305


Semester Ends with a Packed Performance Calendar

December 8, 2023

Oberlin Conservatory’s student and faculty performers have been filling most concert venues throughout the campus over the last week. During these final five bustling days before students head into reading period and then exams, this explosion of activity feels something akin to the thrilling finale of a fireworks display on New Year's Eve. So, join in—even from a distance. All of these concerts are free and open to the public, and all but one of them can be streamed live at concert time at oberlin.edu/livestream .