Teaching Artist in Voice
Office Location: 240 Fine Arts Center
Soprano Beth Deutmeyer, a native of Eldora, Iowa, is a Teaching Artist in voice. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied with Kate Butler. She studied under Dr. Donald Simonson at Iowa State University, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree.
Dr. Deutmeyer is a winner of both the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards and the Metropolitan Opera National Council district competitions, and has received both the Opera Omaha and Friends of Opera awards. She has sung professionally with groups such as Opera Omaha, Abendmusik Chamber Choir, and sounding light chamber choir. Dr. Deutmeyer has had frequent engagements as a concert soloist, singing works such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Johannes-Passion. She has sung various operatic roles, including Sister Catherine in Dead Man Walking (Heggie), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Emily Webb in Our Town (Rorem), Marie Shabata in O Pioneers! (White), and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). She is also a co-founder and board member of Opera Eight, a local opera collaborative.
In addition to her teaching at Drake, Dr. Deutmeyer maintains a full private voice studio at her home in Waukee, where she lives with her husband Josh and daughter Stella.