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Chadley Ballantyne

Chadley Ballantyne

Senior Instructor of Voice

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts


D.M.A. (Vocal Performance and Literature, Musicology) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.M. (Vocal Performance and Literature) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.M. (Vocal Performance) Drake University

Professional/Academic Experience

Bass-baritone Chadley Ballantyne has sung leading roles in productions of Rinaldo, Madama Butterfly, Falstaff, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Elijah, The Pirates of Penzance, Cendrillon, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sweeney Todd, Street Scene, Gallantry, and The Father in Neely Bruce's Hansel and Gretel. Chadley has performed with Fresco Opera Theatre, Union Avenue Opera Theatre, Light Opera Works, Opera for the Young, Utah Festival Opera Company, Main Street Opera, American Chamber Opera, and Theo Ubique.

Prior to coming to the University of Northern Colorado, Dr. Ballantyne was on the voice faculty at the Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, North Park University, Harold Washington College, and Moody Bible Institute. In 2014, he was a NATS Independent Teacher Fellowship Winner for the NATS National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a participant in the NATS 2015 Intern Program, where he worked with Master Teacher Marilyn Mims. Chadley is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of applying vocal acoustic pedagogy for both classical and CCM techniques. His students have been finalists and winners in local, regional, and national competitions including The Great American Songbook Competition, The Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition, Regional and Chapter NATS competitions, and the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. They have performed in professional productions with Light Opera Works, Mercury Theater Chicago, Victory Gardens Theater, Theo Ubique, Sugar Creek Opera, and Drury Lane Theatre.