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Bernard McDonald

CONDUCTOR

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.

CONDUCTOR

2022

2023

SEASON ENGAGEMENTS

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.

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"Masterful Work"

“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.