Darren Templeton, bass-baritone, is a current graduate student in The Ohio State University’s Master of Music Voice Performance Program and student of Dr. Katherine Rohrer. After teaching middle and high school voice, choral music and coaching soccer for 6 years, Darren joined the military. He recently retired as a Major in 2021 after serving 27 years in the Marine Corps and the Army. Recent singing engagements were as the bass soloist in M. Haydn’s Requiem in c with Trinity United Methodist choir and orchestra in Columbus, OH November 2022 and the role of King Balthazar December 2022 in Amahl and the night visitors in Marysville, OH. Darren is a recent vocal winner in The Ohio State’s Concerto Competition. In July 2023, Darren will be attending the summer opera training program, International Performing Arts Institute (IPAI) in Bavaria Germany.