Ronald Cappon has been teaching voice for thirty years, and his students have appeared as soloists in international opera houses, concert halls and festivals, and with major orchestras in North America and Europe. He also holds degrees in solo and collaborative piano, and his multi-faceted musicianship has afforded him the opportunity to work extensively as recitalist, chamber musician, chamber music coach, opera coach, and orchestral keyboardist. In addition to his position as Lecturer in Voice at Princeton since 2000, Mr. Cappon teaches voice at Manhattanville College and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege, vocal chamber music at the Interharmony Music Festival, and for six years taught voice/song class to singing actors in the Experimental Theater Wing of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Master of Music: Vocal Coaching/Accompanying, Manhattan School of Music, 1985
Master of Music: Piano, Manhattan School of Music, 1983
Bachelor of Music: Piano, DePaul University, Chicago, 1981
Undergraduate Studies: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Studies With: Beverley Johnson, Voice; Martin Katz, Vocal Coaching; Thomas Grubb, Diction; John Browning, Constance Keene, Ian Hobson, Piano; Orchestra studies under Georg Solti, Max Rudolph.
Concerts at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y.
Recitals at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery and Chicago’s Public Library on the Dame Myra Hess Series.
Soloist with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra and the Manchester Music Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Multiple performances in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall as principal keyboardist of Chicago Civic Orchestra, and as pianist in the Civic Orchestra Piano Quartet
Performances in Caracas, Venezuela; St. Jean-de-Luz, France; Arcidosso, Italy; Barbados
Recognition & Awards
Finalist: Musical Arts Piano Competition (Chicago)
Winner: DePaul University Concerto Competition
Full Tuition Scholarship: Master of Music degree in collaborative Piano at Manhattan School of Music
Full Tuition Scholarship: Bachelor of Music degree University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Honors Recital Award for outstanding jury performance: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign