A specialist in baroque and concert repertoire, Randall Umstead has appeared as a soloist with Bach Society Houston and Dallas Bach Society, the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Cincinnati Baroque Orchestra, Catacoustic Consort, the Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dallas Choral Festival, and the Bach Society of Dayton. Randall twice won a vocal fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center, where he also was selected for Tanglewood’s Bach Institute.
As a recitalist, Randall has appeared in venues across the United States, Europe, and South Africa. Dr. Umstead was a quarterfinalist in the 2010 International Vocal Competition’s-Hertogenbosch, and in 2008 he was a finalist in the American Bach Society’s 5th Biennial Vocal Competition.
Dr. Umstead currently holds the Charles W. Evans Chair in Voice at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Vocal Studies in the School of Music. He is chair-elect of the Baylor University Faculty Senate, and is governor of the Texoma Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.