Education

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music- Bloomington, IN

            Doctor of Music- Voice performance                                                 August 2016 - present

                        Teachers: Dr. Brian Horne

                        Projected Graduation date: May 2020

            Master of Music- Voice performance                                            August 2013 - May 2016

                        Teachers: Dr. Brian Horne

                                         Dr. Robert Harrison

Morehouse College- Atlanta, GA

            Bachelor of Arts- Voice performance                                   August 2008 - December 2012

                        Teachers: Dr. Uzee Brown, Jr.

 

 

Teaching Experience

Presenter- New Voice Educators Symposium, Indiana University                         February 2018

Associate Instructor- Indiana University, African-American and African Diaspora Studies

            Vocal coach for the African-American Choral Ensemble                  August 2017 - present

Private Voice Studio

-          Quinton Stroud                                                                                  May 2013 - present

-          Christina Elem

-          Sierra Wilson

-          Apollo Eon

-          Jessica Ballard                                                                            

-          Max Mulpagano

-          Robert Widlowski

-          Jessica Christian

-          Skyler Jackson

-          Kierra Joiner

-          Taylor Russell

-          Kanesia Crumbley

Masterclass Clinician

            Savannah Arts Academy Concert Choir                                                             March 2011

 

 

Performance

Young Artist Programs/Festivals

            Cincinnati Opera- Young Artist                                                                                     2019

            Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater                                                            2016-2017

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The Princeton Festival                                                                                                    2014

            The Berkshire Festival                                                                                                    2010

Vocal Ensembles

            First Presbyterian Church Choir- Bloomington, IN               October 2015- February 2019

Second Baptist Church Choir- Bloomington, IN                               August 2015 - present

African-American Choral Ensemble- Indiana University                      May 2016 – present

Opera chorus- Indiana University                                       January 2014 – November 2016

            University Chorale- Indiana University                               August 2013 – December 2013

Degree Recital Choir                                                                   April 2010 - October 2016

-          Matt Recio

-          Juan Carlos Zamudio

-          Tyrone Webb

-          Aaron Paige

-          Tyrone Clinton

Atlanta Opera Chorus- Atlanta, GA                                                 July 2012 – April 2013

            The Atlanta Singers- Atlanta, GA                                                January 2010 – May 2013

            First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir- Atlanta, GA           October 2011 – May 2013

            Friendship Baptist Church Choir- Atlanta, GA                           October 2009 – May 2013

            Morehouse College Quartet- Morehouse College                             July 2010 – May 2012

            Morehouse College Glee Club- Morehouse College                    August 2008 – May 2012

Solos

            Tenor Soloist, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes- Bloomington, IN                                April 2019

Tenor Soloist, Handle’s Messiah- Chicago, IL                                            December 2016

Tenor Soloist, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes- Macon, GA                                     October 2012

            Tenor Soloist, Morehouse College Commencement- Atlanta, GA                       May 2012

            Tenor Soloist, Gospel Mass- Atlanta, GA                                                            April 2012

            Tenor Soloist, Premiere of “The Creation”- Savannah, GA                              March 2011

            Tenor Soloist, Schubert’s Mass in G- Atlanta, GA                                               May 2008

            Tenor Soloist, Mozart’s Requiem- Atlanta, GA                                                    May 2006

Opera

            Nelson, Porgy and Bess- Cincinnati Opera                                                                    2019

Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet- Cincinnati Opera                                                              2019

The Witch, Hansel and Gretel- Indiana University                                                        2018

Hèrrison, L’étoile- Indiana University                                                                           2017

Goro, Madama Butterfly- Utah Festival Opera                                                              2017

            Peter, In Memorium- New Voices Opera                                                                       2017

            Goro, Madama Butterfly- Indiana University                                                                2016

            Mingo, Pogy & Bess- Utah Festival Opera                                                                    2016

            Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni- Indiana University Opera Workshop                               2016

            El Remendado, Carmen- Indiana University                                                                  2016

            Chorus, Die Fledermaus- Indiana University                                                                 2015

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            Chorus, Acis and Galetea- Indiana University                                                               2015

Chorus, The Magic Flute- Indiana University                                                                2015

            Scientist, The Last Savage- Indiana University                                                             2014

            Parpignol, La Boheme- Indiana University                                                                    2014

            Bob Boles, Peter Grimes- Indiana University Opera Workshop                                    2014

            Chorus, Italian Girl in Algiers- Indiana University                                                        2014

            Chorus, Porgy & Bess- The Princeton Festival                                                              2014

            Chorus, Italian Girl in Algiers- Atlanta Opera                                                               2013            Chorus, La Traviata- Atlanta Opera                                                                               2013            Chorus, Carmen- Atlanta Opera                                                                                     2012            Chorus, The Three Hermits- First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta                               2009

Musical Theater

            Chorus, Berstein Mass- Indiana University                                                                    2019

Ensemble, The Hunchback of Notre Dame- Utah Festival Opera                                 2017            Ensemble, The Pirates of Penzance- Utah Festival Opera                                             2017            Ensemble, Showboat- Utah Festival Opera                                                                    2016            Ensemble, Ragtime- Utah Festival Opera                                                                      2016            Chorus, H.M.S. Pinafore- Indiana University                                                                            2014

            Lt. Shaw, Secret Garden- Pebblebrook High School                                                     2008

Masterclass participation

            Donnie Ray Albert                                                                                                          2019

            Jamie Barton                                                                                                                   2018

            Donnie Ray Albert                                                                                                          2015

            Ben Polite                                                                                                                       2011

            George Shirley                                                                                                                2010

 

 

Awards and Scholarships

Pierian Foundation National Project Award

            Recipient, after a nation wide search                                                                              2014

National Association of Negro Musicians Competition

            2nd place winner, Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians Association Chapter                       2011

“Links” Scholarship

            Recipient, awarded to a young musician by the Links foundation                                2010

Presidential Scholarship- Morehouse College

            Recipient, full scholarship awarded to one incoming music major                                2008

 

 

Leadership

Vocal Coach- African-American Choral Ensemble

            In charge of starting rehearsals, auditioning members, and vocalizing the group.        2017

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Director of Second Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir- Bloomington, IN

            Directs a choir of 15-members on Sundays for worship service.                   2015 – present

Director of Dixie Hills First Baptist Church Choir- Atlanta, GA                           

            Directs a choir of 35-members on Sundays for worship service                        2002 – 2013

Minister of Music- New Era Congress of Christian Educators Convention               

            Director of a 60-member choir and pianist for worship services                       2010 – 2012

Accompanist- Morehouse College Glee Club

            Rehearsal accompanist and performance accompanist                                                   2011