Biography: Rob McGinness

Rob McGinness is currently a Voice major at the Oberlin conservatory of music, where he studies with Lorraine Manz. He has performed with Oberlin Opera Theater in their productions of La Clamenza di Tito, and The Bartered Bride, and had a leading role in last year’s production of A Wedding by William Bolcom. He has also appeared with comprimario roles in Oberlin in Italy’s productions of La Rondine, and Gianni Schicchi, with Raylynnmor Opera’s prodution of Amahl and the Night Visitors.

As a composer, Rob has written pieces for orchestra, small ensemble, and musicals. He recently completed a set of songs based on the transcripts of the Apollo 11 moon mission, which was performed on his Junior Recital at Oberlin. Other notable works are Andy’s Summer Playhouse’s Dick Tracy, and The Tragedians, an orchestra piece which was performed by Sage City Symphony, and performed again by the Windham Orchestra.