As both a former year-long BCA student in Strasbourg, France and a prior BCA director, Ronald Lyndaker has a knowledge of the long and distinguished history of BCA. A native of New York, Dr. Lyndaker holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and in addition a Masters from The Ohio University and a B.A. from Eastern Mennonite University, majoring in modern languages and applied music. He has also studied at the University of Strasbourg, at the Regional Conservatory of Music of Strasbourg and at Charles University of Prague. Since 1985, he has led a dual academic and artistic career, as both an adjunct professor and language studies coordinator for The University College of the Paris Institute of Political Science at Nancy, France and as a permanent opera singer at The National Opera of Lorraine.
He has performed in well-over 180+ operatic productions and has publicly performed 40+ solo roles and a vast number of concerts of many styles – Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Contemporary. In addition, he has created and taught fundamental and elective humanities courses for Science Po and has also taught Arts and Ideas classes for American students. He has been an academic director for Lewis and Clark College in France since 2002.