David Ronis has sustained a rich and diverse career as a director, teacher, singer, actor, and administrator for over 35 years.
- In August, 2016, David Ronis became the inaugural Karen K. Bishop Director of Opera at the Mead Witter School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, he taught at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York and Hofstra University.
- To date, his productions have garnered nine national awards from the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition.
- He has also received two awards from The American Prize: second place in 2018 for Opera Directing and third place in 2020 for Musical Theatre Production.
- He has been a faculty member at the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, at both La Musica Lirica and La Lingua della Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, and the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts. He also is the Co-founder of the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College.
- A frequent master classes and workshop presenter, David is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.
- First trained as a classical singer, he sang over 50 operatic roles with more than 30 companies in Europe and Asia, and the U.S. In concert, he 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 has served on the board of directors of the National Opera Association, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society, Actors’ Equity Association, the American Guild of Musical Artists, and the Screen Actors Guild.
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