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

Assistant Instructor- Indiana University, African-American Arts Institute

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

Private Voice Studio

-          Jessica Ballard                                                                             May 2013 – May 2017

-          Max Mulpagano

-          Robert Widlowski

-          Jessica Christian

-          Skyler Jackson

-          Kierra Joiner

-          Taylor Russell

-          Kanesia Crumbley

Masterclass Clinician

            Savannah Arts Academy Concert Choir                                                             March 2011

 

 

Performance

Vocal Ensembles

            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

-          Aaron Paige

-          Tyrone Clinton

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

            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, Handle’s Messiah- Chicago, IL                                            December 2016

            Tenor Soloist, Morehouse College Commencement- Atlanta, GA                       May 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

            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

            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

            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

 

 

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, organizing the group, and vocalizing the group.        2017

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 at centennial concert               2011

 

 

References

Brian Horne

Professor of Voice

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

(812)855-2380

blhorne@indiana.edu

 

 

Gary Arvin

Professor of Voice

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

(812)855-4238

garvin@indiana.edu

 

 

Walter Huff

Opera Chorus Master

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

(812)855-1830

huffw@indiana.edu

 

 

Mary Ann Hart

Professor of Voice, Chair

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

(812)855-3592

maahart@indiana.edu

 

 

David Morrow

Professor of Music

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

(404)614-3783

dmorrow@morehouse.edu