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photo by Julian Morris

photo by Julian Morris

Baritone David Rugger is quickly making a name for himself in the world of oratorio and early music. Equally at home as an ensemble musician and as a soloist, Rugger's repertoire encompasses music written from the Renaissance through to the present day, though he is especially regarded for his interpretation of J.S. Bach. He is an alum of the American Bach Soloists Academy and was a Virginia Best Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival. He has performed under the batons of Dana Marsh, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Goodwin, Jeffrey Thomas, Eric Stark, Michael Beattie, and John Butt. Rugger studied voice at Indiana University, where his voice teachers and coaches included Robert Harrison, Steven Rickards, Patricia Stiles, Andrew Rader, and Davis Hart. Recent highlights include performances with the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, and the Bach Akademie Charlotte.