Mr. Ron Guthrie

Arts Coordinator/
Staff Accompanist, Music Department

Biography

Ron Guthrie is Arts Coordinator/Staff Accompanist for University of AL in Huntsville. He has held similar staff positions in Chicago at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and Moody Bible Institute, and at University of NE-Omaha. A MTNA Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist winner, he earned a Performer’s Certificate while studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with Maurice Hinson and Ronald Boud.

Keyboard faculty posts include Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, TN) and Midland Lutheran College (Fremont, NE). He has served as studio accompanist/coach for renowned singers/master teachers William Warfield, Ashley Putnam, and Eileen Dineen, and performed in master classes for Jerome Rose, Edward Kilenyi, John Wustman, Martin Katz, and Margot Garrett (w/ Dawn Upshaw). Choral accompanist and assisting credits include Trinity Church Wall Street (NYC), Chicago Opera Theater, The Goodman Theatre, Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphonic Chorus, and Louisville Symphony Chorus.

He has worked with composer Philip Glass on several chamber works and opera premieres. Conducting, music directing, and acting credits include numerous regional theaters, national tours, and the artistic directorship of the GALA choruses of Windy City Performing Arts. Prior to settling in Huntsville, Mr. Guthrie served on the liturgical staff of Trinity Church Wall Street and site-managed St. Paul’s Chapel.

He serves currently as Choir Director/Accompanist for Temple B'nai Sholom in Huntsville. Additionally, since 1994, he works alongside his wife, Susan Hazen Guthrie, as co-founder/manager of TWELFTH NIGHT, The Theatre Company, an educational arts organization, specializing in the production and teaching of classical verse literature.


Education

  • M.C.M, Piano Performance, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.M., Choral Option/Keyboard Emphasis, Bowling Green State University