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Cory J. Renbarger is seen as the villainous Marullo in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” performed by the Florida Grand Opera. Submittted Photo

Bemidji State’s new voice professor to present premiere recital


BEMIDJI—If passion is what makes a great performer and teacher, Cory Renbarger can claim that distinction, for on his office door is the anonymous quote: “Music is what feelings sound like.”

Renbarger, the new voice professor at Bemidji State University, was a semifinalist for the Metropolitan Opera competition in 2008 and that was when he decided to go back to school for his doctorate. Renbarger also has an Artist’s Diploma in Opera from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

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