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Recent & Upcoming Engagements

Standing Engagements-On Call 
  • Consulting & performing at universities, with symphonies, choral ensembles, opera companies,
    at hospitals and VA Hospitals, adult living centers, private soirees, churches, and memorial centers 
  • Adjudicating Vocal Competitions
  • Studio Voice lessons
  • UI OLLI Instructor
  • Singing Voice Rehabilitation Consultations - Carle Clinic Otolaryngology Department
  • Editor The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection 
  • Heartland Festival Orchestra Photographer (2009-present)

2017 Engagements
Recital - Goober Peas Songs of the Civil War Stratton Academy January 2017
Recital - Goober Peas Songs of the Civil War Stratford Academy Barkstall School Feb 2017
Two Benefit Recitals "Ole Blue Eyes - Frankly Speaking" - CU Symphony In Schools fund raiser March 2017 
“Peter & the Wolf” - Narrator - 4 performances in Urbana and Champaign Schools
Adjudicator: NY Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition & Site Co-Coordinator  


2016 Activities & Performances
Narrator -“Peter & the Wolf” - performances in Savoy, Ludlow, & Champaign, IL (Jan, Feb, & October)
Recital -
"Eatin' Goober Peas Civil War  songs with Sarah Schwartz, Piano - Urbana, IL - March 2016
Recital - "Musical Critters" - Savoy, IL October 2016
Recital - "You May Me Feel So Young: Salute to Ol' Blue Eyes with Edward Rath, Piano  - Savoy, IL Dec. 13, 2016
Christmas Eve Soloist Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 25, 2016

2015 Activities & Performances
NY Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition & Site Co-Coordinator
Voice Over Recording
Soloist for Weddings & Memorial Services
Recital  "Musical Critters" with Cellist Barbara Hedlund, Sarah Schwartz, Pianist UI Lab School Fall 2015
Soloist & narrator with the Champaign Urbana Symphony Holiday Pops Dec 14, 2015
Christmas Eve Soloist Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 24, 2015
OLLI Life Long Learning Institute Instructor, University of Illinois, Fall 2015

2014 Activities & Performances

Adjudicator:
NY Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition  & Site Co-Coordinator ( 2014- & 15)
Chicago Women's Club
Vocal Competition
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Debut Artist Recital Competition

Soloist
That's Amoré - UI Opera Studio Benefit Recital, Champaign, IL Feb. 9, 2014
Holy Cross Catholic Church  - September 27, 2014
Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 24, 2014

Professor
OLLI Life Long Learning Institute,
University of Illinois, Spring 2014

Guest Speaker
University of Austin, Texas School of Music, January 2014

2013
Activities & Performances

Feb 14, 2013 - "Theater of Love" - recorded & premiered selections
from Joseph Turrin's new musical
"Love Games"  - Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

March 20, 2013 - “Everybody Loves Somebody” - songs of Dean Martin, 2PM
VA Hospital, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832
Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund & Pianist Edward A. Rath, Jr.  

March 21, 2013 - “Everybody Loves Somebody” - songs of Dean Martin, 6:30PM
The
Windsor of Savoy Adult Living Center, 401 Burwash Avenue, Savoy, IL  61874
Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund
& Pianist Edward A. Rath, Jr.  

OLLI Life Long Learning Professor, Fall 2013, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Topanga (CA) Symphony (Stellar Concert Review Link)
Jerome Kessler, Music Director
Bass-baritone soloist
performing arias by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Wagner, & Rossini
November 17, 2013 - 3PM -1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290 (map)
Tickets call (818) 591-8477

December 12, 2013, 7:30PM -The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Holiday Concert Narrator
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL 

Christmas Eve - bass soloist | December 24, 2013
Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL

2012 Activities & Performance

Performer and Associate Producer for the weekly Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series (2008-2012)

Dr. Bartolo in Rossini's Barber of Seville/
Illinois Opera Theater
K
rannert Center for the Performing Arts | March 1 & 3, 2012

"Songs to Bid Friends Welcome: Part I" -
March 22, 2012 at noon
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
with Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Cara Chowning, Piano

"Songs to Bid Friends Welcome" Recital
Historic Montpelier Mansion, VA
March 25, 2012 with Barbara Hedlund, Cello & Cara Chowning, Piano

"Songs to Bid Friends Welcome: Part II" | April 5, 2012, noon
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
with Barbara Hedlund, Cello & Cara Chowning, Piano

"Carmen to Camelot" preview Soloist & Narrator
| May 10, 2012 - noon
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL

"
Carmen to Camelot"  Soloist & Narrator
Danville Symphony
Jeremy Swerling, Music Director,
Dick Van Dyke Auditorium
May 12, 2012, 7:30 PM

"And this is My Beloved: Music for When You Say I Do"
| June 14, 2012 - noon
&
The Windsor of Savoy  June 26 2012 6:30 PM
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL |

"And this is My Beloved: Music for When You Say I Do" |June 26 2012, 6:30 PM
The Windsor of Savoy/Savoy Room, Savoy, IL 
with Joseph Madden, Violin, Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Cara Chowning, Piano

"Too Loud Daddy" |June 28, 2012 -noon
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music - soloist Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.
Anglo-American Musical Connections  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts/KCPA
Foellinger Great Hall500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 
Parking:
  Free parking is available under KCPA as permitted - after 5PM daily &
weekends until midnight.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony In Good Taste Benefit - postponed TBA
August 24, 2012 with Cara Chowning, Piano

OLLI Life Long Learning Professor| September - November 2012 
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Recital for the Carle Foundation Retired Doctors - Dec. 3, 2012
Gordy Wilson, Piano

Christmas Eve - bass soloist |December 24, 2012
Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL - Cara Chowning, Music Director

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - bass soloist |December 24, 2012
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Champaign, IL


2011Activities & Performances

New Year’s Greeting Concert
Soloist
| January 8, 2011
| Heartland Festival Orchestra
David Commanday
Artistic Director / Conductor, Five Points Washington, Washington, IL
performance video: Vienna, City of My Dreams by Rudolf Sieczynski arranged
by Daniel Steven Crafts &
Fledermaus Finale Act I  by Johann Strauss, Jr.
with former students Soprano Kay Welch, Tenor Justin Vickers

"Eatin' Goober Peas: Songs of the Civil War"
January 11, 2011
The Windsor of Savoy, Savoy, IL with Eric Dalheim, Piano

“O’er the Ramparts We Watched: Songs of WW II” | February 23, 2011
Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Danville, IL
Ronald Hedlund, Bass-baritone & Eric Dalheim, Piano ( Eric's final public performance) 

“In the Mood for Mozart” Memorial Concert for Eric Dalheim May 19, 2011
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
 with
Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Sarah Schwartz, Piano

Recital: "Too Loud Daddy V" | June 30, 2011
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
Ronald Hedlund, Bass-baritone, with
baritones Drs. James Kumar  & John Brockenbrough,
Tenors Robert Driver & Dennis Sims, & 
Sarah Schwartz, Piano    

“In the Mood for Mozart” Memorial Concert for Eric Dalheim May 31, 2011
The Windsor of Savoy, Savoy, IL with Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Sarah Schwartz, Piano

"Some Enchanted Evening"/ Champaign-Urbana Symphony In Good Taste Benefit
July 31, 2011 - Shangri La, Oakwood, IL with Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Jay Ivey, Piano

"Some Enchanted Evening" Recital | Covington, IN |August 25, 2011
Ameriprise Financial Annual Client Appreciation Dinner with Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Jay Ivey, Piano

OLLI Life Long Learning Professor| September - November 2011
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

University of Illinois School of Music Memorial Concert for Eric Dalheim
November 5, 2011

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - bass soloist
Holy Cross Catholic Church Champaign, IL 61820 | December 24, 2011   


Ronald Hedlund’s 2010 Activities & Performances

Benefit concert for Patient/Staff Support  |
February 7, 2010
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
with Eric Dalheim, Piano

Recital: “The Parting Kiss: Titanic Memories” |  May 20, 2010
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
with Georgia Hornbacker/Violin, Barbara Hedlund/Cello, &  Eric Dalheim, Piano

Heartland Festival Orchestra - Narrator: “Peter & the Wolf” | June 6, 2010 | Peoria, IL  

The Prairie Ensemble - Narrator: “Peter & the Wolf” - Two performances | July 24, 2010
Class Act, Interactive Education and Events, Champaign, IL

Recital: "Too Loud Daddy III" |July 8, 2010
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
 
with Eric Dalheim, Piano

Narrator: “Peter & the Wolf” | August 17, 2010
The Windsor of Savoy Adult Living Center, Savoy, IL

“O’er the Ramparts We Watched: Songs of WW II” | August 26,  2010
Ameriprise Financial Special Performance | The Beef House, Covington, IN
Ronald Hedlund, Bass-baritone & Gordy Wilson, Piano

Narrator: “Peter & the Wolf” |Sept 9, 2010
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series

OLLI Life Long Learning Opera Guest Presenter| October 13, 2010
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Recital “Let Freedom Ring: A Veteran’s Day Salute” |October 22, 2010  
Springer Cultural Center, Champaign, IL
Ronald Hedlund, Bass-baritone & Eric Dalheim, Piano

Recital “O’er the Ramparts We Watched: Songs of WW II” | Nov 4, 2010
Retired Teacher's Group of Champaign County
Hawthorne Suites, Champaign, IL
with Eric Dalheim, Piano

Recital “Let Freedom Ring: A Veteran’s Day Salute” | Nov 11, 2010
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
With Eric Dalheim, Piano

Recital “O’er the Ramparts We Watched: Songs of WW II” | Nov 30, 2010
The Windsor of Savoy Adult Living Center, Savoy, IL
with Eric Dalheim, Piano

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Holiday Concert Soloist | Dec 1, 2010
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Recital: "Too Loud Daddy IV" |Dec 16, 2010
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL
with
Drs. James Kumar & John Brockenbrough, Tenors Robert Driver& Dennis Sims,
Cellists Lisa Moment & Barbara Hedlund,
& Eric Dalheim, Piano          

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - bass soloist |December 24, 2010
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Champaign, IL

Benefit Recital The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music SeriesFebruary 7, 2010
with Eric Dalheim, Piano


Ronald Hedlund’s 2009 Activities & Performances

The "Gary O’Brien & Friends” Program WDWS Radio | Feb 12, 2009

Recital  Danville Symphony "Classics in the Classroom" Recital | April 21, 2009
"Boom to Bust - Songs of the 20s & 30s"  with Eric Dalheim, Piano

Recital "Too Loud Daddy"  - The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series | May 28, 2009
Urbana, IL  with baritones Drs. James Kumar & John Brockenbrough, Tenor Robert Driver, & Eric Dalheim, Piano

Soloist  premiered a Civil War Trilogy composed for Ronald Hedlund by John Priddy for the
Danville Symphony Arts in the Park Concert, Jeremy Swerling, Music Director | June 27, 2009

Recital "Boom to Bust: Songs of the 20s & 30s" | Aug. 6, 2009
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series  with Eric Dalheim, Piano

Recital "Eatin' Goober Peas: Songs of the Civil War"| Oct. 8, 2009
Stratford Park Bible Chapel with Eric Dalheim, Piano

The Historic Virginia Theater “Spare Some Change? - Granny's Porch
Looks at the 1930's Through America's Music” | November 20, 2009, 7:30pm Champaign, IL

Photo Slide Show Granny's Porch 112009 by Ronald Hedlund with Eric Dalheim, Piano

Recital "Eatin' Goober Peas: Songs of the Civil War" -Dec. 5, 2009
Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher's Group, UI Union Colonial Room
with
Eric Dalheim, Piano

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony 50th Anniversary Holiday Concert Soloist 
December 10, 2009, 7:30PM Steven Larsen, Music Director | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 

Recital "Home for the Holidays with Too Loud Daddy" |Dec. 17, 2009 Noon
The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series

Recital "Eatin' Goober Peas: Songs of the Civil War" | Dec. 17, 2009, 7PM
Champaign County Civil War Round Table, Grace Lutheran Church with
Eric Dalheim, Piano

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - bass soloist | December 24, 2009
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Champaign, IL 61820


Ronald Hedlund’s 2008 Activities & Performances

Recital - “When Three is Not a Crowd” | October 9, 2008, Noon
Mills Breast Cancer Institute Atrium, Urbana, IL with Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Eric Dalheim, Piano


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