Ron Bermingham

Degrees & Studies

· Oak Park River Forest High School (Oak Park, Illinois) – High School Diploma

· Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) – A.B.

· Conservatoire royal de musique (Liège, Belgique)

o Premier Prix: Chant

o Premier Prix: Art Lyrique

o Diplôme Supérieur

· Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) – MA

· Université de Montréal (Montréal, QC) – M.Mus.

· McGill University (Montréal, QC) – Ph.D.



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2023

Born In


Performances & Distinctions


Ron has performed as a soloist with most of the major opera companies in Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal, Nova Scotia), and with the Canadian Opera, throughout both Canada and the United States. He has appeared in concert with the Victoria Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and with symphony orchestras in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal, and Nova Scotia. Residencies with the Opéra de Wallonie (Liège, Belgium) and the Norddeutcher Rundfunk (Hamburg, Germany) led to appearances throughout Belgium, France, and Germany.

Throughout his career, Ron has been not only an active performer, but a dedicated teacher, establishing and directing performing arts programs in Ontario, Canada (Director of Arts – Trinity College School), Albuquerque, NM (Director of Arts – The Bosque School), New Orleans, LA (Head of Musical Theatre Division – New Orleans Center for Creative Arts), Baton Rouge, LA (Baton Rouge Symphony – Director of Education), Shreveport, LA (Shreveport Symphony and the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College), Wenatchee, WA (Director of the Julian Patrick Vocal Intensive at Wenatchee Valley College).

An avid proponent of Music Theater, Ron has performed on the musical theatre stage throughout his career; favorite roles include Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) and Emile de Becque (South Pacific). When not on stage, he is often found in the pit, music directing and conducting. Memorable conducting gigs have included Floyd Collins, Side Show, Oliver, Urine Town, Showboat, Westside Story, Rags, Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me Kate, Chicago, and Young Frankenstein.


Regional Finalist: International Metropolitan Opera Auditions (Seattle)

Gold Medal of Distinction: Francisco Viñas International Voice Competition (Barcelona, Spain)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Doctoral Fellowship

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 9th edition

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts: Nominee – Distinguished Teacher in the Arts Award

Teaching Philosophy

I teach because personally, I am engaged in a life-long process of learning. I see learning and living as two sides of the same coin; to teach ensures the bond between them. I teach because I am convinced that every dream is possible. I teach because of an innate curiosity and desire to share; I open doors for those who knock.