Recent & Upcoming Engagements

Standing Engagements

  • Performances in recital, with symphonies, choral ensembles, opera companies, universities, hospitals & adult living centers, private soirees, churches, weddings, memorial services, and regional schools
  • CU Symphony Guild Music Education program performer, narrator, production associate, fund raiser
  • Adjudicating Vocal Competitions
  • Consulting & adjudicating reviews for universities
  • Voice lessons & Singing Voice Rehabilitation Consultations
  • UI OLLI Instructor
  • Editor The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection

2020 Appearances

  • Soloist Christian Science Church of Champaign Jan. 26, 2020 & Feb 2, 2020
  • "Peter & the Wolf" Narrator - CUSO In School Music Education program Feb. 21, 2020 Northview Elementary & Pleasant Acres Elementary Schools, Rantoul, IL
  • Narrator for Read Across America in "Read it Again Mommy" presenting Little Red Riding Hood" & Ferdinand the Bull" with a CU Symphony String Quartet, filmed by Urbana Public Television
  • Narrator CU Symphony Young Person's Concerts Krannert Center - April 7 & 8, 2020 postponed due to Cornona Virus Pandemic
  • "Peter & the Wolf" Narrator - CUSO In School Music Education program - TBA March 31, or April 14, 2020, Dr. Preston L. Williams, Jr. Elementary School, Urbana, IL postponed due to Cornona Virus Pandemic
  • Heartland Festival Orchestra Photographer (2009- 2020)

2019 Appearances

  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Debut Artist Competition Adjudicator - Jan. 16 & 17, 2019
  • Recital "Sealed with a Kiss" - with Soprano Dawn Harris, Cellist Barbara Hedlund, and Pianist Rick Murphy, January 31, 2019
  • 2 sold out Recital/Benefit programs "That's Amore" for the CU Symphony Guild Music Education Program with Soprano Dawn Harris, Cellist Barbara Hedlund, and Pianist Rick Murphy - February 12, 2019 - Urbana, IL
  • Topanga Symphony, Topanga, CA - Aria soloist and narrator - March 10, 2019
  • "Peter & the Wolf" Narrator - CUSO Music Education program - April 3, 2019, Urbana, IL
  • "Carnival of the Animals" Narrator - 4 performances"CU Symphony Krannert Center, April 17 & 18, 2019
  • "Bach & Babar" - Soloist Bach's "Ich Habe Genug" Solo cantata & Narrator premiere of Babar the Elephant chamber edition premiere, June 13, 2019, Windsor of Savoy, Savoy, IL
  • Krannert Uncorked/Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - Stage 5 - June 20, 2019 @5-7pm with Soprano Dawn Harris, Cellist Barbara Hedlund, and Pianist Rick Murphy, Windsor of Savoy - Savoy Room, Savoy, IL
  • Heart of the Artist Series, Peoria, IL - with Pianist Andrea Molina & Cellist Barbara Hedlund - August 25, 2019
  • Emcee CU Symphony 60th Anniversary Gala, Champaign Country Club, Sept. 28, 2019
  • Soloist Sep 29, 2019, Christian Science Church of Champaign
  • Soloist CUSO In School "Musical Critters" program, Dec.11, 2019 Westview Elementary School Champaign, IL
  • Soloist Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 24, 2019
  • Soloist St. Patrick's Catholic Church Dec. 28, 2019

2018 Appearances

  • CUSO In School Music Education programs, Osher Life Long Learning Institute, & Music Alive programs and photographer with Composer in Residence Dr. Stacy Garrop supporting the CUSO Music Education mission at: Kenwood Elementary School, Barkstall & Carrie Busey Elementary Schools, Ludlow School, Heritage Elementary School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, Champaign Early Childhood School, Montessori School of C-U, Robeson Elementary School, Urbana Middle School, Westview Elementary School, Stratton Academy of the Arts, International Preparatory Academy, Dr. Preston Williams, Jr. Elementary School, Lincoln Trail Elementary School, Urbana Early Childhood School, Dr. Howard Elementary School, & Southside Elementary School
  • Recital Some Enchanted Evening - October 23, 2018 Savoy, IL beloved and new songs by composers Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Gordon, Victor Herbert, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Faith, Richard Wagner, Franz Lehár, Rudolf Sieczyński, Elaine Fine, Oley Speaks, Piotr I. Tchaikovsky, Michael Alexander, Lee Holdridge, and arrangers Daniel Steven Crafts, Barbara Hedlund, Jerome Kessler, and Mark Zanter with Barbara Hedlund, cello and Michael Tilley, Piano
  • Soloist Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 24, 2018

2017 Appearances

  • Solo Recital - Goober Peas - Songs of the Civil War, Stratton Academy January 2017
  • Solo Recital - Goober Peas - Songs of the Civil War, Kenwood School, Barkstall School Feb 2017
  • Solo Recital - Willie Was Different, Narration, Feb, 2017 - Urbana Early Childhood School
  • Two Benefit Recitals - "Ole Blue Eyes - Frankly Speaking" - CUSO In Schools fund raiser March 2017
  • 4 Performances - “Peter & the Wolf” - Narrator - in Urbana and Champaign Schools
  • Adjudicator: NY Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition & Site Co-Coordinator
  • Narrator - "Music & Marionettes", Urbana Free Library, June 2017 "Peter & the Wolf" on YouTube
  • Narrator "Willie Was Different", Urbana Free Library September 2017
  • Recital - CU Symphony Guild Champaign Country Club September 2017
  • Soloist - Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 24, 2017

2016 Appearances

  • Narrator -“Peter & the Wolf” - performances in Savoy, Ludlow, & Champaign, IL (Jan, Feb, Oct)
  • 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 24, 2016

2015 Appearances

  • OLLI Life Long Learning Institute Instructor, University of Illinois, Fall 2015
  • Adjudicator 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 Concert Dec 14, 2015
  • Christmas Eve Soloist Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 24, 2015

2014 Appearances

  • Adjudicator NY Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition, Chicago Women's Club Vocal Competition, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Debut Artist Recital Competition
  • Guest Speaker University of Austin, Texas School of Music, January 2014
  • Soloist That's Amoré - UI Opera Studio Benefit Recital, Champaign, IL Feb. 9, 2014
  • Professor OLLI Life Long Learning Institute, University of Illinois, Spring 2014
  • Soloist Holy Cross Catholic Church - September 27, 2014
  • Soloist Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, IL December 24, 2014

2013 Appearances

2012 Appearances

  • 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 Theatre, Krannert 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 Mills Breast Cancer Institute Music Series, Urbana, IL with Joseph Madden, Violin, Barbara Hedlund, Cello, & Cara Chowning, Piano
  • "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. for the Anglo-American Musical Connections Symposium Concert, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts/KCPA
  • 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 with Gordy Wilson, Piano, Windsor of Savoy, Savoy, IL
  • 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

2011 Appearances

  • New Year’s Greeting Concert Soloist | January 8, 2011 | Heartland Festival Orchestra, David Commanday Artistic Director / Conductor - 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 for 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 on November 5, 2011
  • Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - bass soloist Holy Cross Catholic Church Champaign, IL December 24, 2011

2010 Appearances

  • 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 - Savoy Room, 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

2009 Appearances

  • 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

2008 Appearances