Singing Quotes

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.  ~Chinese Proverb

He who sings frightens away his ills.  ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.  ~Emory Austin

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.  ~William James

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  ~Rose F. Kennedy

Sweetest the strain when in the song
The singer has been lost.
~Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

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Ron Long

Master of Music - Southern Illinois University at Carbonale

Bachelor of Music - University of Saskatchewan

Originally from Lloydminster Saskatchewan, Ron completed his Masters of Music in Opera and Music Theatre from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Most recently Ron was seen on stage in the role of St. Brioche in the Merry Widow for Edmonton Opera.  He has also performed such roles as Zaza/Albin in La Cage Aux Folles, Beadle Bamford and Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Papageno in The Magic Flute, the Witch and the Father in Hansel and Gretel, King Melchior and the Page in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mars in Orphee Aux Enfer, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas as well as many comprimario roles for Edmonton Opera including the Messenger in Aida, in Salome as the Slave for Edmonton Opera.  Ron is also a member of the musical comedy group IL Duo, which currently has six songs available for purchase on iTunes.  He has also performed as the principal soloist in various recitals including CBC’s Wednesdays at Winspear concert series which was recorded for CBC Radio 2 and has directed many musicals and plays including numerous Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.  Ron’s passion for theatre has also lead him to the role of Director of the Lloydminster Fringe Festival.  In the summer of 2014, Ron received a grant from the Winspear Fund to study opera in Sicily.  He has taught at MacEwan's Theatre Arts program and is currently a private voice instructor at MacEwan University’s Alberta College Conservatory of Music, where he has conducted the Schola Cantorum Womens Choir and the Adult Musical Theatre Ensemble.  He is a certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher.  Ron is sought after as a performer, teacher, adjudicator, and workshop presenter throughout Western Canada.  Ron is also a Certified Master Teacher in Estill Voice Training. For more information and to read his blog Switching Up: Changing from Baritone to Tenor please visit his website at



LOCATION: At House on Northside in Griesbach or Downtown @ MacEwan's Alberta College Conservatory of Music 10050 MacDonald Drive