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John Eric Rutherford

John Eric Rutherford, tenor, is currently serving as music professor at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Otterbein College, a master’s degree from Northwestern University, and is a current doctoral degree student at the University of Washington. He has over 15 years of teaching experience in vocal and instrumental music at all levels. John is also an avid performer. He has appeared in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte as Ferrando, Smetana’s The Bartered Bride as Jenik, Piccinni’s La Bouna Figliuola as Il Marchese, I Capuleti e I Montecchi as Tebaldo, and Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream as Lysander. His concert works include performances of Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s 21st Cantata, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, Mozart’s C Minor Mass, and Handel’s Joshua. He has also been a featured soloist in many concerts and performances at a variety of venues including Door County Music Festival, Puget Sound Concert Opera, Piccini Theatre in Bari Italy, Seattle Opera, Elmhurst Symphony, Columbus Opera Theatre and Tacoma Opera.

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