March 11, 2017 with Jerome Síbulo, bass-baritone
Plymouth Congregational Church
Filipino baritone Jerome Síbulo recently completed his coursework for a Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he also earned his Master and Bachelor of Music degrees. Before his move to Fort Wayne, Jerome sang regularly with companies such as Reimagining Opera for Kids, Intimate Opera of Indianapolis, and the Indiana University Opera Theater. Some of his recent roles include Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Ben in Menotti's The Telephone, Orlando Spinks in the world premiere of Lauren Bernofsky's Mooch the Magnificent, Lý Trưởng in the world premiere of PQ Phan’s The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh, Louis in William Bolcom's A View from the Bridge, and the title role in Scott Perkins’ Charon, in which critics agreed that he sang “with conviction and intensity,” resulting in a “dynamic performance.” Jerome has studied voice with Dale Moore and Antonio Hila and is currently a student of Alice Hopper.
In the Philippines, Jerome earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he was a recipient of the 2005 Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts, Music category. Jerome was chapter president of the Student NATS at Indiana University for two years and was a team member of Project Jumpstart, a student-centered and student-driven career and entrepreneurial leadership program. While in Bloomington, IN, Jerome was an active singer and administrator for Quarryland Men’s Chorus. With Quarryland he served as Chorus Manager, Treasurer, Vice-President, and had some experience as the Board President for one month before moving to Fort Wayne, IN. Jerome has been a Heartland Vocal Artist since September 2015.
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