Ian McGuffin, Baritone, is a North American-based classical voice performer and new music collaborator. Ian has worked with many composers and performers to bring works to a new light and create works that inform and inspire. He is a passionate egalitarian who champions causes towards creating equality and social justice.
Ian’s love of music does not only resonate with new works. His operatic ventures include Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Miami Summer Music Festival, Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème in the Tuscia Opera Festival of Viterbo, Italy, King Melchior in Campbellsville University’s Opera Workshop presentation of Amahl and the Night Visitors, and the opera ensemble for Gounod's Roméo and Juliette with the Kentucky Opera.
You will not only find Ian on the operatic stage but also performing in the mediums of oratorio and recital work, including Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Campbellsville University, benefit recitals for the Agape National Academy of Music, Liberia, a recital of composition and arranging by esteemed composer Dr. William David Hedrick, and most recently, the Dried Tobacco Project, a completely new work on which he is not only performer but also a creative collaborator.
Ian finished his Bachelor of Voice Performance at Campbellsville University where he studied under classical voice teacher and composer Dr. William David Hedrick and is currently pursuing his Master of Voice Performance in Opera at Roosevelt University’s College of Performing Arts Conservatory. He studies under acclaimed international opera performer and teacher Richard Stilwell.
Ian is currently working as a freelance artist in Chicago, IL and enjoys taking in the Chicago culinary culture. Being a Kentucky-born native, he is a passionate Bourbon purveyor and comfort food addict. You’ll often find him at his local coffee shop with a dark brew in one hand and a good book in the other.