Dr. Robert Bigley joined the faculty of Lancaster Bible College in the fall of 2007. He serves as Director of Choral Activities and Executive Director of the Trust Performing Arts Center. Recent concerts with his LBC choirs have included guest appearances with modern Irish hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, Dove Award-winning artist Kathy Troccoli, as well as concert tours throughout the Northeast, Spain, Ireland, and China. Most recently, the LBC Chamber Singers were featured in “Voices of Hope” at the Fulton Opera House where they shared the stage with several Metropolitan Opera stars. Always seeking unique musical experiences for his ensembles, Bigley recently arranged and conducted the LBC Chorale for an appearance on the Christmas album of the metalcore band August Burns Red.
Previously, Dr. Bigley was Professor of Music at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, WA. His Shoreline ensembles were selected to perform for two Washington Music Educators Association All-State conferences and toured extensively with concerts throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as Spain, Ireland, California, and in New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Prior to moving to Seattle he was the Music Director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and taught choir, band, and orchestra at the Ransom Everglades School, one of Florida’s most respected college preparatory schools.
As an actor and singer, Dr. Bigley has performed with PRiMA Theatre, the Taproot Theatre Company, the Florida Grand Opera, countless choirs and vocal ensembles, television and radio ads, as well as several industrial shows.
Dr. Bigley studied at the University of Washington (D.M.A.), the Eastman School of Music (M.Mus.), and the University of Miami (B.Mus.), where he served as conductor of the university’s musical theater productions. He lives in Lancaster City with his wife, Kendra (a professional pianist and fellow Eastman grad), and their three wonderful children.
“My students inspire me every day. I hope to do the same for them.” — Dr. Bigley