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Rick Penning

Rick Penning

  • Senior Lecturer in Voice, Music

Education & Professional History

Luther College, BA; University of Cincinnati, MMus; University of Minnesota, DMA.

At Carleton since 1983.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


RICK PENNING (Voice) received the B.A. in Music from Luther College, the M.M. from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota. He has a wide range of performing experience including operatic roles and concert appearances with leading American regional opera companies and orchestras. He can be heard on recordings with the Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers (now Vocal Essence) and the Cathedral Choir of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Minneapolis). He has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” as well as Minnesota Public Radio, Dakota Public Television, and CBS’ television program “CBS Sunday Morning.” His voice students have won awards and have gone on to perform with professional opera companies and orchestras across the country and overseas. Besides a busy home voice studio, he is also on the faculty of Augsburg College.

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