Hear Ken Sing!! "Gloria" from Misa Criolla
Hear Ken Sing!! "Nessun Dorma"
With Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
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Lyric Tenor, Actor                                                                      Range of Vocalization:                F2-B4
Eyes: Blue                                                 Hair: Brown                                                  Height: 5’8”

Ken Goodenberger has been a prominent member of the musical scene in Phoenix for over 30 years.
He is a well-rounded musician, who is active as a conductor, choral clinician, voice teacher, actor and
singer. All of his musical endeavors are dedicated to making music of the highest caliber accessible to
students, choirs and audiences.

Mr. Goodenberger currently serves as Director of Music at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist
Church in Sun City West, and is the Artistic Director of the West Valley Chorale. Ken is also an
experienced theater music director as the ariZoni winning Musical Director of Disney’s Beauty and the
Beast, as well as Avenue Q: School Edition, Tom Sawyer, Dark of the Moon, Disney High School
Musical and Disney Peter Pan Jr. all at Theater Works, MD of Les Miserables and ariZoni nominated
Happy Days - A New Musical at Creative Stages Youth Theatre, Willy Wonka at Starlight Community
Theater, and MD of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Pirate Queen and The Drowsy
Chaperone at PVCC. The former director of The City of Phoenix Children’s Chorus, and a past Director of
the Arizona Elementary All State Choir, Ken has also made a strong impact as a children's choral
director. As the Music Director for Showcase Concerts, Ken directs the Royal Renaissance Singers and
OperAntics (formerly OperaTunity). These two groups perform as many as 100 times a year for a wide
variety of audiences. Under Ken’s direction, The Royal Renaissance Singers recorded their first CD:
‘Sing a Song of Merry Christmas’. OperAntics has delighted hundreds of audiences, ranging from
elementary schools to featured performances with the Phoenix Symphony. These groups are among the
best in the state when working with children and Ken’s ability as a teacher and communicator helps this
to be true. Recently, Ken has used his many years of teaching school children about opera to
advantage, Directing Arizona Opera’s education show: Who Wants to Be an Opera Star.

Ken is equally well known to Valley audiences as a singer as he is a conductor. In addition to his
abundant performances with OperaTunity and the Royal Renaissance Singers, Mr. Goodenberger
performs The Ken and Brenda Show at Theater Works, Arizona Broadway Theatre and many other
venues on a regular basis. Ken has been the featured Soloist with The Grand Salon Orchestra, and in
2008, was featured tenor in Aria ready for an OPERAtunity? with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.. He has
been featured tenor with the West Valley Symphony, and In November of 2013, debuted the role of
Judd in a reading of Arizona Opera’s Production of Craig Bohmler’s new Opera Riders on the Purple
Sage, based on Zane Grey’s epic novel. In 2002 he recorded Ramirez’ Misa Criolla with Khenany and
the Grammy Award Winning Phoenix Boys Choir, and is an Arizona District Winner of the Metropolitan
Opera Competition. Ken has been a frequent soloist and narrator with the Phoenix Symphony, singing
as featured tenor in a concert of operatic favorites and also performing Kurt Weill's Street Scene,
Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, and a staged version of Menotti's Help, Help, the Globolinks! Ken
was the featured tenor for the Phoenix Symphony’s first ever sold out weekend of performances with the
magnificently reviewed Broadway Showstoppers. Ken most recently received rave reviews in the
Theater Works’ Follies, as Roscoe, in I Get a Kick out of Cole and has also been seen as Fredrik
Egerman in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, the Narrator and the Mysterious Man in Into the
Woods,  King Arthur in Camelot, and Tiernan in The Pirate Queen. He was nominated for an ariZoni as
Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, and was also Zoni nominated as Tony in Southwest Shakespeare
Company’s West Side Story. Other musical credits include Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance,
Jacob/ Potiphar in Phoenix Theater’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Nanki Poo in
The Mikado. Ken’s operatic credits include Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the title role in
Gounod’s Faust, Cavaradossi in Tosca, and Rodolfo in La Boheme, both by Puccini.

In 2013, Ken handcrafted six musical instruments out of cigar boxes and other found items, which were
played for the production of Dark of the Moon at Theater Works. He was rewarded with a Zoni nomination
for his craftsmanship. Ken maintains a private voice studio and lives in Glendale with wife Brenda and
their nine children.
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