Roger L. Bingaman,
- Apprentice Artists Program & Music Director
- Chorus Master
Roger L. Bingaman has been the Chorus Master and the Director of Apprentice Program for the Sarasota Opera since 1999, beginning his tenure at Sarasota Opera in 1998 as an assistant conductor.
Mr. Bingaman is the Music Director and principal conductor at “Light Opera Works” in Evanston, Illinois. He has been the pianist and music director of Lyric Opera’s “Opera In The Neighborhoods” since 2002. He is the music director Irving Park Lutheran Church and is the Artistic Director of the Irving Park Fine Arts Series. At Michigan Opera Theatre he served as Associate Director and Music Director for Community Programs. He has worked as Music Director/Conductor for the Bowen Park Opera, Savoy Aires, Opera San Benedetto, Milwaukee Opera Theater, Opera Lafayette among others. As a Vocal Coach/Accompanist he has worked with the Aspen School of Music in Colorado; Northern Kentucky University in Covington; and Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in Ohio.