Music Program
  Bonin, Brian

Brian Bonin, the Coordinator of Vocal Music and Assistant Professor of Music at Georgia Perimeter College, teaches applied voice lessons and lyric diction, and is the director of the GPC Chorale. He has also taught at Emory University and Piedmont College. Brian holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University, where he studied voice with Patricia O’Neill and was a teaching assistant.

This season, Brian sang the title role in a touring production of W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Peach State Opera. This was his third Mozart/DaPonte opera with the company, having already portrayed Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (2014) and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (2012). In summer 2015, he performed Joseph DeRocher in Dead Man Walking for the Louisiana Concert Movement, with composer Jake Heggie and author Sister Helen Prejean in attendance. Brian has also sung with Opéra Louisiane, New Orleans Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, the Aspen Opera Theater Center, the Baisley Powell Elebash Opera Theater and LSU Opera Theater in roles such as Schaunard in La bohème, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, Voltaire/Pangloss/Cacambo/Martin in Candide, King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Speaker in The Magic Flute, and Johann in Werther. In the summer of 2009, he performed Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar in Weimar, Germany.

An avid art song interpreter, Dr. Bonin has worked with pianist collaborators Martin Katz and John Keene, American art song interpreter Paul Sperry, spiritual arranger Moses Hogan and singers Christòpheren Nomura and Jennifer Larmore. He has sung a variety of recital programs ranging from Schubert’s bleak, monumental song cycle Winterreise to an evening of humorous songs about animals.