DR. RON BRENDEL
Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Ron Brendel joined Lee's School of Music in 2005 where he teaches
voice and graduate vocal pedagogy.
Brendel made his
Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 in Mozart's Coronation Mass. His wide oratorio
repertoire includes Handel, Bach, Mozart and Haydn, and he has appeared
with the Vero Beach Choral Society, the Pensacola Choral Society, the Imperial
Symphony Orchestra (Lakeland, Florida), and the Central Florida Bach Festival,
among others. He has also been a featured soloist with the Florida Lyric Opera,
at the Bar Harbor Arts Festival and at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center,
and the Chattanooga Bach Choir. He has appeared as Goro (Madama Butterfly),
Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Frederic
(The Pirates of Penzance), and Nanki-Poo (The Mikado) among other roles.
As an afficionado of
the vocal music of Benjamin Britten, Brendel has presented papers about various
aspects of that repertoire in a variety of scholarly and performance settings,
from New Zealand to the US and England.
He is married to
coloratura soprano Chery Brendel, and they are the proud parents of Anna Marie.