Baritone, Ron Meixsell’s professional singing aspirations led him to many different avenues of singing experience. He is at home with the intimate German Lieder repertoire as well as Opera, and Broadway. He made an appearance on Radio Station WQXR, in New York City on a broadcast of remembrances of Arturo Toscanini with the maestro’s grandson Walfredo and his wife Elaine. Among his credits are five German Lieder recitals at The Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center, and an appearance at Alice Tully Hall with Mondo Lyrico (Leoncavallo’s La Boheme).
"Ron Meixsell has always impressed this listener with the sheer magnificence of his instrument. The vocal power that seemed to sweep all before it. But he is also a master of nuance, of subtle shades of meaning and emotion." The Southampton Press, and Adam Horvath of Long Island Newsday wrote “Baritone Ron Meixsell filled the hall with his rich, warm voice.” Mr Meixsell has performed leading roles with the New York Grand Opera, Opera on The Sound, The Long Island Opera, the Manhattan Opera Ensemble, and Ridotto. He has performed with The Great Falls Symphony in Montana, The Merrick Symphony, The Nassau Symphony, The Central Islip Symphony, The Sound Symphony, and The Bellport Chamber Players.
Ron is an accomplished voice teacher, having taught privately for over fifty years. He is a sought after choral clinician having guest conducted numerous high school summer choral clinics as well as providing master classes in solo vocal techniques. Ron has become well known for his own brand of holistic voice teaching. He is capable of working with the most advanced students to beginners, and those with vocal pathology. His view of the human voice is that it is the window to the soul. Those who have experienced his unique approach have recognized that much more than voice lessons are going on his studio. Life lessons are examined as they pertain to the sound of our voices. His own spiritual search has strongly influenced what he passes on to those willing to examine what is revealed by the sound of their voices.
Ron has soloed with many Long Island Choral Societies, including The Brookhaven Choral Festival. Choral Society of The Hamptons, Huntington Choral Society, Merrick Chorale. North Shore Community Chorus, Moriches Chorale. As the designated singer for The Long Island Association, he has sung the National Anthem for former Presidents H.W., and W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. He also sang for Mayor Giulliani, Colin Powell, General Schwartzkopf, General Franks, Bob Dole, Gov. Pataki, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He also sang for other politicians and news media giants such as: Newt Gingridge, Bob Woodward, James Carvelle, Tim Russert, Tom Brokaw, David Gregory, Sean Hannity, Paul Volcker. Alan Greenspan, Jack Welch.
Ron and his wife, Soprano Julie Anne Meixsell, do a great deal of concertizing together. They fequently perform to capacity crowds in library concerts, woman's clubs, religious organizations, fund raisers. Thay also have performed at The Bruno Walter Auditoium in Lincoln Center, NY
Soprano Julie Anne Meixsell studied music and drama at Adelphi University, American University, Washington International College, and The Herbert Berghof Studio. For three years she toured nationwide with a nine piece ensemble produced by Neil Diamond and recorded on Columbia Records. While living in Washington D.C., Julie Anne frequently performed solo concerts in Georgetown, and starred in the premiere performance of the musical “Strether” by William Flanders. Her performance at the Smithsonion Institute was televised as a part of the “Portraits in Motion” series. Julie Anne has soloed in numerous churches throughout the northeast, and was the featured soloist with the Long Island String quartet in a performance of “Il Tramonto” by Respighi. For the past twenty years she has joined her husband in duo concerts throughout the country.