College of Fine Arts Music

You are here:

Brandon Hendrickson

Brandon Hendrickson
Music, College of Fine Arts
UFA Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts 126
Phone: -677-5718
Brandon Hendrickson, baritone and voice faculty member at the University of South Dakota, is an active performer on the opera, concert and recital stage. Hendrickson’s “beautiful baritone,” as hailed by Opera News, has been heard interpreting standard and contemporary operatic and recital repertoire on an international level. His performances on the opera stage have included Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Constantine in Pasatieri's The Seagull, Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Cascada in Lehar's The Merry Widow, Figaro in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Demetrius in Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, El Dancairo in Bizet's Carmen, John Brook in Adamo's Little Women, Albert in Massenet's Werther, Marcello and Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohème, the Jailer in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Leo in Barab’s I Can’t Stand Wagner, Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, and Falke in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss. Most recently, Hendrickson performed the role of Papageno alongside Samuel Ramey in a production of The Magic Flute with The Sounds of South Dakota, and performed as a chorister with The Dallas Opera in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s great American Opera, Moby Dick. On the concert stage, Hendrickson’s recent credits include debuts with South Dakota Chorale, Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival, Great Falls Symphony Orchestra, Canterbury Choral Society, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Helena Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Sounds of South Dakota, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Southeast Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
Teaching Interests:
Voice, Opera, Lyric Diction, Vocal Literature, Vocal Pedagogy
Research Interests:
Opera, Concert, and Recital Performance.
  • DMA, Vocal Performance, Louisiana State University, 2011
  • Master of Music- MM, Vocal Performance, Louisiana State University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Music Education- BME, Music Education, Simpson College, 2004
  • Hendrickson, B., A Performer's Guide to Gene Scheer's Voices From World War II.
Awards and Honors:
  • Doctor of Musical Arts Degree, Louisiana State University, 2011
  • Regional Finalist, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Metropolitan Opera, 2011