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Boyer College alumni have a strong presence in the world of music and dance, keeping the arts vibrant as creators, performers, educators, therapists, promoters and supporters. Boyer alumni perform with major orchestras throughout the world, light up the Broadway stage, conduct research, educate, receive Grammy nominations and awards and create and manage their own successful performance companies.
Dr. Ronald S. Brendel, BYR ’87, ‘01
What was your major?
Voice, for both my Masters and Doctorate.
Associate Professor of Music at Lee University.
What inspired you most while you were at Temple?
Probably voice lessons with Dr. Cho.
What was your most influential moment during your time at Temple?
May I site two? One in a coaching of Tamino in “Die Zauberflote” with John Douglas… it was somehow, no pun intended, magical. Everything just lined up. I wish it had been recorded! And a moment in a lesson with Dr. Cho when the proverbial light went on about a specific technical issue. I still remember the moment.
Who was your favorite professor?
While Dr. Cho was probably the most influential due to applied skill, Dr. Christine Anderson and I probably had the closest relationship. She even came to my apartment when our daughter was born. It meant so much to have that kind of personal touch.
What do you miss most about being a college student?
The energy and focus on my craft.
What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
This is a really hard question! I sang at Carnegie Hall – that was certainly a highlight. My voice student Jordan Smith won The Voice last year – a major thing! And becoming full professor at Lee University where I have been on the faculty since 2005.