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Rogelio Resendiz


Unapologetically bold, loud and proud, Rogelio Resendiz is a latinx, classically trained countertenor. Returning after a long musical hiatus from The Emerald City, Seattle WA. He finds himself ecstatic to be back in The City of Angeles! Rogelio is an innovative artist and educator, who strives on breaking traditional forms of classical music/opera by defying gender and ethnic norms with a methodical inclusive sense of presentation, deep metaphor and meaning. Resendiz is an advocate for arts education and LGBTQ+ minority youth. During his time in the Emerald City Resendiz dove into music directing for theatre, musicals such as Annie, Seussical and OZ are some of his favorite memories there. 

He received his Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Cornish College of the Arts and now attends The Herb Alpert School of music at CalArts to obtain a Masters degree in Vocal Performance. Resendiz is presently active w/ choral conducting, composition, performance and musical theatre. He currently holds a teaching assistant position instructing private voice at CalArts. Under the direction of Rogelio Resendiz, his middle school show choir was featured on ABC7 during the City of Paramount’s tree lighting ceremony 2017. Resendiz has performed with Jennifer Holiday, Ruben Studdard and Peabo Bryson in their Colors of Christmas concert and for Disneyland’s candlelight processional choir. Resendiz has performed as Idamante from Idomeneo and Sesto from La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart as a part of Pasadena’s Angel Vocal Art Opera. 

He strongly believes that being able to set aside his instructor hat and being able to readily place his human/empathetic hat, is paramount for the development of his pupils. He strives to create an inclusive environment under his tutelage, leaving the doors open to anybody who wants or needs to immerse themselves into the art of music. 

“Learn the rules like a pro so that you can break them like an artist” – Pablo Picasso