Dr. Ron Bermingham
Dr. Bermingham studied in music programs at Arizona State University (M.A.), Indiana University, the University of British Columbia, the Université de Montréal (M.Mus.) and McGill University (Ph.D.). A regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions (Seattle) and gold medal winner at the Francisco Viñas International Voice Competition in Barcelona, Spain, Ron has sung with the Canadian Opera Company, with the Vancouver and Edmonton Operas, and with opera companies in Belgium, France, Holland and Germany. A seasoned musical theatre performer and music director, Dr. Bermingham was an Assistant Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA/Riverfront), and headed NOCCA's Musical Theatre Division (2002-2005) until September 2005, when Katrina struck New Orleans. Dr. Bermingham is now Director of Artistic Operations and Community Engagement at the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and divides his time between the Symphony and his students at Centenary College. More information can be found at www.ronbermingham.com.
"Of all the roles in opera and musical theater that I have performed, none have challenged and moved me more that the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. 'The Impossible Dream' says as much about me as it does about Don Quixote, so listen closely!" -Dr. Ron Bermingham