Meet a Musician: Bernard McDonald, Conductor
Bloomington, Indiana, is a special city for musicians—visitor or resident, foreign or domestic, famous or little-known. It also happens to be a city with a large university and a large school of music, a meeting place for all kinds of performers, educators, and researchers. This post is part of a photo series that looks at the many people in Bloomington who call themselves a musician.
An introduction to Bernard, in his own words.
Conductor and pianist Bernard McDonald garnered wide-ranging experience as a vocal coach, assistant conductor and chorus director with major opera companies in America, Europe and the Far East before embarking on a freelance career.
A native of Dumbarton, Scotland, his studies include piano at the RSAMD; opera at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati (CCM); musicology at the University of Glasgow, and conducting at Indiana University. He joined the faculty of Simpson College as Director of Opera in the Fall of 2011, where he is the G. Dewey and M. Maine Larsen Chair of Opera and Musical Coaching.
Learn more: Bernard McDonald (Simpson College)