Ronald Richard Duquette
Location: Virginia, USA
Born 25 May 1952, N. Adams, MA. Graduated from Assumption Preparatory School, Worcester, MA (1970); received Bachelor of Letters degree from Middlebury College (VT) (1974); entered US Army as second lieutenant of Military Intelligence (1974); assigned variously to Ft. Huachuca (AZ) (1974); Ft. Lewis (WA) (1975-78); Ft. Huachuca (1979); Ft. Monmouth (NJ) (1979-1982); Ft. Bragg (NC) (1982-1986) - while at Ft. Bragg received Masters of Science in Government degree, summa cum laude, from Campbell University (NC) (1983); various assignments in Germany (1986-1992) and England (1992-94), retiring as a major in 1994. Moved to Northern Virginia in 1994 and resident there since. Married to Cynthia (Butler) 1989; one son, Robert (born 1991). Have been involved in numerous musicals and non-musicals at the educational and community levels, to include The Sound of Music (Uncle Max), The Stingiest Man in Town (Scrooge), The Lion in Winter (Geoffrey), among others. Have sung with several community organizations: Red Bank (NJ) Choral Society, Fayetteville (NC) Civic Chorus (also as president 1985-1986), Heidelberg (Germany) American Community Chorus (also as president 1990-92), Maryland Choral Society (1998-2000). Directed Ft. Huachuca Catholic Chapel Choir (1979); Patrick Henry Village Catholic Chapel Choir (1987-1992); Alconbury AFB Catholic Chapel Choir (1993-94); St. Louis Catholic Church Children's Choir (1998-2001); Ft. Belvoir Woodlawn Chapel Catholic Choir (2005-present); Founding Director "The Living Water", an a cappella sacred music service choir (2001-present); Archdiocesan Confirmation Choir (2010-present) for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA. Between directorial responsibilties, sang in various church choirs from Washington state to present. Was a featured soloist in the 20th anniversary celebration of the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" in Heidelberg, Germany in 1991.