David Ronis has sustained a rich and diverse career as a director, teacher, singer, actor, and administrator for over 25 years.
- For the 2014-15 academic year, David Ronis has been appointed Visiting Professor, Director of Opera at University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this year, he will be on leave from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York, where he has been the Director of the award winning Queens College Opera Studio and from Hofstra University, where he teaches voice.
- His productions of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (2009) and Argento’s Postcard From Morocco (2011) won first and third prizes, respectively, in their categories of the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition.
- He is the Co-founder and Co-director of the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College, which recently celebrated it’s fourth successful season. He is also a faculty member at La Lingua della Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, and the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts.
- A frequent master classes and workshop presenter, David also coaches singers on acting and audition skills.
- First trained as a classical singer, he has sung over 50 operatic roles with more than 30 companies in Europe and Asia, and the U.S. In concert, he has appeared as soloist at Carnegie, Avery Fisher, and Alice Tully Halls in New York as well as in other venues throughout the country. David toured the country performing the roles of Monsieur D’Arque and Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He has worked on-camera in independent and industrial films and been featured in nationally televised commercials and print advertisements.
- David is member of the National Opera Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society, Actors’ Equity Association, the American Guild of Musical Artists and the Screen Actors Guild.
David has also been active with the Slow Travel community. He is an emeritus moderator of its forums.
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