Eduardo Cedeño

As a Tenor. Eduardo M. Cedeño brings passionate musicaí expression and strength to leading roles in opera, operetta, and musical theatre Born in Venezuela, more than twenty years of professional musical expertise has taken him around the globe teaching, singing and conducting throughout Europe - Gerrnariy, Spain, Italy. Yugoslavia, France, Portugal and Austria, most of South America as weü as the United States of América.


As a singer, Eduardo has performed as a tenor soloist in orchestral works such as Beethoven's Symphony 9, Mozarfs Réquiem, and Handel's Messiah. He's also performed as a soloist in // Trovatore and tn operatic choruses of productions such as Otello, Rigoletto and Madame Butterfly.

Eduardo studied voice under the direction of Helena Lazarska, Professor of Musíc at the University of Music, Vienna, Austria and under the direction of Andre Aerne, while at Jordán College of Fine Arts ai Buíier University. During his formaíive years, Eduardo participated in The Schola Cantorum of Caracas, now under the umbrella of The Foundation Schola Cantorum of Caracas (FSCC) at that time under the direction of Alberto Grau Eduardo was a Founding Member of the Philharmonic Choral Group of Caracas, and in 1974, the Schoia Cantorum, of which Cedeño was a Tenor Member, obtained First Piace in the Polyphonic International Contest "Guido D'Arezzo" in Italy.

Eduardo has consistently served the Presbyterian Church as a tenor solotst and Section Leader. For several years, he served as Tenor Section Leader for the Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolts, Indiana under the leadership of Mark Riddles, Director of Music and Fine Arts. Currently Eduardo is a Tenor Member and also performs as soloist for the Sanctuary Choir at the First Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Price, Choir Master.

As a Conductor, Eduardo has been privíleged ío work wíth José Antonio Abreu, Goodwill Ambassador for Music and for Peace of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the Orquesta Nacional Juvenil de Venezuela system (the Venezuelan National System of Children's and Youth Orchestras and Choirs). He also studied conducting under the direction of Jackson Wiley, Music Director Emeritus of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis.

Prior to his arrival in the United States, Eduardo was Director and Conductor of the Merida Youth Symphony Orchestra, in Merida, Venezuela. During the Tenth Pan American Games, Eduardo conducted Cari Orff s Carmina Burana, performed by the Merida Youth Symphony Orchestra and Merida Youth Choir in additíon to performances of the combination of the Merida Youth Choir, the Merida Youth Symphony and Butler University Symphony Orchestra.

As an accomplíshed VioHnist. Eduardo studied under Hidetaro Suzuki, the internationaüy acclaimed Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Eduardo has been a violinist with the Orquesta Música Antigua and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Sndianapolis.

Eduardo receíved both his Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Music from the Butler University Jordán College of Music, Indianapolis, Indiana and is currently pursuing gradúate studies at Boston University. He has one son, and resides with his wife in Concord, North Carolina, where he is Strings Instructor and Orchestra Director at Cannon School.


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