Daren Small Bio

Daren Small

Mr. Small, a Billings native, is a distinguished bass-baritone soloist throughout the region. He made his soloist debut at Montana State University during their performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Since then, he has performed as a soloist in many venues. His most recent appearances include: Ragtime, Rigoletto, Tosca, La Boheme, The Impresario, Gianni Schicchi, Miss Saigon, and Handel’s Messiah. Small has also appeared at Opera on the Avenue, Opera at the Bay, and Auction of Arias. In addition, he sings with the High Plains Chamber Singers.

Small earned his B.A. in Music Education from Montana State University where he developed his passion for teaching. He is in his first year as Director of Choirs at Billings Senior High School where he directs five curricular choirs and two extra-curricular ensembles. He also serves as the Chorus Master for the Rimrock Opera. Many reputable soloists and educators influenced his career including: Dennis Rupp, Lowell Hickman, Dr. Jon Harney, Dr. Kirk Aamot, and Dr. Steven Hart.