Currently the Larsen Chair of Opera at Simpson College, Bernard McDonald garnered wide-ranging experience as a vocal coach, chorus master, and assistant conductor with major opera companies in America, Europe and the Far East, before embarking on a freelance career as conductor and vocal coach.
Highlights of Bernard's 2022-2023 season include La rondine with Mobile Opera, as well as recital collaborations in Des Moines, IA and productions of Trouble in Tahiti, Gallantry, Cabildo, and Cendrillon at Simpson College.
“Conductor Bernard McDonald did masterful work with the orchestra, balancing and fine-tuning his efforts so that singers and players alike were afforded their full opportunities throughout.”
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BOOKING & INQUIRIES
Bernard is currently based in Des Moines, IA, and maintains an active schedule of performing engagements as a freelance conductor and vocal coach. For all inquiries, including booking engagements, masterclasses and clinics, contact him directly.