Dr. Robert Bigley enjoys a multi-faceted career that seems to broaden with each new season of life. He is the founding Director of The Trust Performing Arts Center and Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Lancaster Bible College where he conducts the College Chorale and Chamber Singers. His ensembles frequently collaborate with other musical groups including modern Irish hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, Dove Award-winning artist Michael Card, international recording artist Declan O’Rourke, the Grammy-nominated ensemble New York Polyphony, as well as the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lancaster, and even an appearance on the Christmas album of the Grammy-nominated metalcore band August Burns Red.
He has taught middle school, high school, community college and 4-year college in both private and public institutions and was twice listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Bigley has conducted a variety of ensembles throughout the years, including the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Opera Lancaster, the Cascade Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfónica María de Bohórquez (Barcelona) and has led concert tours around the world, including Ireland, China and Spain with his LBC choirs.
He has acted on screen and stage in productions throughout the country, most recently with the historic Fulton Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, and Servant Stage Company. This past September he shared the stage with several of his students in LBC’s and SSC’s co-production of Titanic, playing the owner of the ship, Bruce Ismay.
Dr. Bigley holds degrees from the University of Washington, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Miami. He is married to the pianist and music director, Kendra Bigley. They have three amazing children, two awesome children-in-law, and one barely tolerable geriatric dog.