Ronnie Romano, our new Director of Music, is a recent (2020) graduate of Middlebury College, where he majored in music and minored in Chinese. Last year, he served as Music Director and organist of First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga, NY. Among his ongoing activities are his work as Music Director of the Wellspring Hospice Singers in Middlebury and music instructor for the Choral Chameleon Institute in New York City. He also offers private lessons on ear training, piano, music theory, and score reading and is founding director of a new choir at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, VT.
Ronnie brings remarkable breadth and depth of experience to CVUUS. As a student at Middlebury College, he was music director and pianist for the Middlebury College Musical Theatre performances of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, and The Light in the Plazza. He was also assistant conductor, accompanist, and a singer for the Middlebury College Choir and a teaching assistant for music theory classes. In the summer of 2018, as music director and pianist for Brecht on Brecht at the Atlantic Theatre company in NYC, he played piano on stage for the duration of the show’s Off-Broadway run. Ronnie spent a semester at Keble College, University of Oxford, and, in 2019, participated in a month-long intensive course at the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. We are delighted to have him on our staff and look forward to his leadership and ideas as we strengthen and grow our music program.
See more about music and choir at CVUUS in recent times here.