Jon Robert Cart '86 Appointed Associate Dean at Rowan University, Releases New CD

December 7, 2006


Jon Robert Cart 2006.jpgJon Robert Cart, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed associate dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Dr. Cart has also issued a new compact disc, Serenata Mexicana, on the Centaur label.


A tenor praised for his "thrilling squillo" and "exciting abandon in the Mario del Monaco mold," Bob Cart has sung with the Baltimore Opera, the Harrisburg Opera, Opera Roanoke, Wolf Trap Opera, the Amalfi Coast Festival and the Shaker Mountain Music Festival. With a repertoire ranging from the Baroque opera to the music of Richard Wagner, his primary roles include Siegmund (Die Walkre), Radames (Ada), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Don Jos (Carmen), Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana).


On the concert stage, Cart has performed as soloist at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mexican Cultural Institute and the White House. He has appeared in concert with such orchestras as the Indianapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Albany Symphony, and the Washington

 Metropolitan Philharmonic, working with eminent conductors including Leonard Bernstein and Raymond Leppard.


A music major at DePauw, Cart previously chaired the department of music and theatre arts at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania (2000-2006).



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