Ross Barentyne-Truluck

Title/Position: Lecturer, Vocal Performance

Profile:

 
Why did you choose music as your career?

Music chose me.  I started singing at the same time I started speaking and sang my first solo in public at the age of four.

What do you consider are the most outstanding highlights of your professional life?

My Carnegie Hall debut; my Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls) debuts; the first time I played (for an auditioning singer) on the stages of the Metropolitan and New York City Opera Companies; standing on the stage and in the pit of Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy.

What do you hope to pass on to your students? 

My love for music and performing; my enthusiasm for assisting them to use their own talents to the best of their individual abilities.

What’s on your iPhone? What are You Listening To?

Mostly singers - everything from Diana Damrau (one of my new favorite singers) to k.d. lang.

Why should a potential student choose the Frost School of Music?

The quality of the faculty, the individual attention and, of course the perfect winter weather.

Career Highlights:

Ross Barentyne-Truluck, Vocal Coach/Accompanist, a native of Texas, has worked as an Accompanist/Vocal Coach and Musical Director in New York City for more than 25 years. Barentyne-Truluck has accompanied singers from all the major opera houses and performed in concert in forty-nine of the fifty states. Among these singers are

Plácido Domingo

Martina Arroyo

Licia Albanese

James Courtney

Giuseppe di Stefano

Jean Cox

Florence Quivar

Anna Reynolds

Beverly Wolff


As musical director of the internationally renowned La Gran Scena Opera Company, Ross performed extensively throughout North, South and Central America, the United Kingdom and Europe. After almost thirty years of maintaining a private studio in New York City and performing worldwide, Ross moved to South Florida in 2000. In 2005, he retired from the faculty of the Vocal Performance Department, University of Miami Frost School of Music. His performances at UM took him from the concert stage to the opera stage, where he portrayed The Impresario in Mozart’s The Impresario and Buoso Donati in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the UM Opera Theatre.

Mr. Barentyne-Truluck holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Michigan State University, and pursued doctoral studies at Florida State University. His teachers piano include

Silvio Scionti

Isabel Scionti

Jack Roberts

Genia Nemenoff

Pierre Luboshutz

John Boda, piano


His piano teachers include


Mary McCormick

Virginia Botkin

Gean Greenwell

Ethel Armeling

Elena Nicolaidi

Eugene Talley-Schmidt


With his colleague at UM, Esther-Jane Hardenbergh, Ross continues to perform the much-acclaimed “American Women Composers Concert.”

Short Biography:

Ross Barentyne-Truluck is a lecturer in the Department of Vocal Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He worked previously as an accompanist-vocal coach and musical director in New York City for more than 25 years. Barentyne-Truluck has accompanied singers from all the major opera houses and performed in concert in forty-nine of the fifty states. Among these singers are Plácido Domingo, Martina Arroyo, Licia Albanese, James Courtney, Giuseppe di Stefano, Jean Cox, Florence Quivar, Anna Reynolds, and Beverly Wolff . As musical director of the internationally renowned La Gran Scena Opera Company, Ross performed extensively throughout North, South and Central America, the United Kingdom and Europe. After almost thirty years of maintaining a private studio in New York City and performing worldwide, Ross moved to South Florida in 2000 and joined the vocal performance faculty of University of Miami Frost School of Music. At UM he took to the opera stage, where he portrayed The Impresario in Mozart’s The Impresario and Buoso Donati in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Frost Opera Theatre. Mr. Barentyne-Truluck holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Michigan State University, and pursued doctoral studies at Florida State University.


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