Robert Bigley enjoys a multi-faceted career that seems to broaden with each new season of life.
He has acted on screen and stage in productions throughout the country.
A familiar face to Central Pennsylvania theatre audiences, he has appeared with the Fulton Theatre (Sound of Music, Mamma Mia!, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Newsies, Big the Musical), Dutch Apple Theatre (Little Mermaid), Servant Stage Co. (Amazing Grace, Prodigal, Titanic, HMS Pinafore), PRiMA Theatre (Jekyll and Hyde, Evita, West Side Story, Chess), and portrayed Sigmund Freud in Reverie Actors Co.’s staging of the two-man show Freud’s Last Session.
He is the founding Director of The Trust Performing Arts Center and Director of Choral Activities at Lancaster Bible College where he conducts the College Chorale and Chamber Singers. His ensembles frequently collaborate with other musical groups including two-time Grammy winners Ranky Tanky, 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. In 2022, his LBC Chamber Singers were selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's annual conference.
Bigley 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. He 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.
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 vocal coach, Kendra Bigley. They have an amazing, ever-growing family.