On Saturday, October 20, 2012 The Dublin Singers held our annual Choral Workshop in Enke Hall at St. Brigid of Kildare Church. We were fortunate enough to be joined by celebrated professor, conductor, musician and our dear friend, Mr. Robert Owen Jones.
Mr. Jones is the recently retired head of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Muskingum University. On March 31, 2012 he was presented the All-Ohio Youth Choir Distinguished Service Award in recognition of “distinguished, outstanding, and devoted service to the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.”
He and his wife are both professional singers who left their active careers in New York City to move to New Concord, Ohio, to raise their children. A graduate of Muskingum College, he earned the Master of Science degree from the Julliard School of Music, and while there, was leading tenor of its opera department. He has appeared in the opera companies of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, and Miami, and has been a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestras.
The workshop was tremendously enjoyable, enriching, and entertaining! The Dublin Singers were delighted and honored Professor Jones joined us to share his considerable talents, knowledge and wealth of experience.