New Assistant Professor of Voice – Baritone Brandon Hendrickson
The College of Music and Dramatic Arts at LSU is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Hendrickson as Assistant Professor of Voice at the School of Music. Beginning Fall 2016, Mr. Hendrickson will coach undergraduate and graduate voice students. “We are thrilled that Brandon will be joining LSU’s music faculty. As a baritone with career experience singing key opera roles on national stages, Mr. Hendrickson has much to offer our students. His addition to our esteemed faculty continues the tradition of a School of Music that superbly prepares students for national and international music careers.” says Dr. Todd Queen, Dean of LSU’s College of Music & Dramatic Arts.
About Baritone Brandon Hendrickson
American baritone Brandon Hendrickson is an active performer on the opera, concert and recital stage. Hailed by Opera News as having a “mellifluous,” and “beautiful baritone,” Hendrickson has interpreted standard and contemporary operatic and recital repertoire on domestic and international stages. After studying at Simpson College (BME), Brandon continued his academic studies at LSU (MM and DMA in Vocal Performance). While at LSU, Hendrickson came to national attention as a regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2011.
His performances on the opera stage have included key roles such as Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Cascada in Lehar’s The Merry Widow, Figaro in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, El Dancairo in Bizet’s Carmen, Marcello and Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, and Falke in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss. Recently, Hendrickson performed with The Dallas Opera in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s great American Opera, Moby Dick.
Hendrickson’s voice has also been heard with major national orchestras including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Louisiana Sinfonietta. The Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival has also featured Brandon’s vocal talent.
Dr. Hendrickson previously served on the musical faculty at the University of South Dakota, where he instructed Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Song Literature and Lyric Diction. He also co-directed the national award winning USD Opera.