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Baritone began singing professionally at 19

Baritone began singing professionally at 19

Ron Campbell, baritone, began his professional singing career at age 19 with Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, one of America's most notable choral music organisations.

He toured and recorded with them for more than two years before enrolling in the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, from which he graduated with a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance. He served as assistant to Earl Rivers, chair of the Department of Ensembles and Conducting.

Mr Campbell sang in the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus under the direction of James Levine and the late Robert Shaw. He was also a member of the Cincinnati Opera under the batons of many leading conductors.

The singer continued his studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was awarded a master of fine arts degree, and honed his skills as a solo artist at the Brevard Music Center.

His professional performance career included concert engagements with choral societies, opera and music theatre companies, and orchestras in 49 American States, and he was also North Carolina's visiting artist for four years.

Mr Campbell first performed as guest artist with the Bermuda Philharmonic Society under the direction of Graham Garton. In 1998 he starred as Jean Valjean in the Gilbert & Sullivan Society (G&S) production of 'Les Miserables'.

In 1999 he sang the roles of Morales and El Dancairo in the Bermuda Festival production of Bizet's opera 'Carmen', and later starred as Tevye in the G&S production of 'Fiddler on the Roof'.

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Published November 28, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 28, 2011 at 8:32 am)

Baritone began singing professionally at 19

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