Ernest’s love of vocal music, began with private vocal study in Grand Ledge High School, Michigan and continues to this day.
In between he has studied with professionals from the Stuttgart, Frankfurt & Metropolitan Operas.

Ernie’s professional performances include opera & oratorio, art song & musical theatre.
Solo concerts, accompanied by orchestra or piano, with a dash of cabaret & a pratfall or pie in the face,
continue to be the ideal place for Ernie to share his diverse musical interest in song!


Selection of performed stage and concert roles…


Mr. Bumble – Oliver!
Captain Albert Lennox – The Secret Garden
Captain Richard Warrington – Naughty Marietta
Frederic – The Pirates of Penzance
Edwin – Trial by Jury
Rodolfo – La Bohéme
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton – Madama Butterfly
Tamino – Die Zauberflöte
Don Jose – Carmen
Tenor soloist – Messiah
Tenor soloist – Elijah
Tenor soloist – Requiem(Mendelssohn)
Solo concert – Come Into my Parlour
Solo concert – The Great American Songbook