Tenor Darian Clonts, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and is in the second year of his doctoral studies at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He also received his Master of Music degree in voice performance from the Jacobs School in May 2016. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012 from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., where he studied voice with Uzee Brown, Jr and also sang with the world renowned Morehouse College Glee Club. He joined the Atlanta Opera for the 2012-2013 season and performed in its productions of Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's La Traviata, and Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri. Clonts has been seen in the IU Opera Theater as Goro in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Le Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, Scientist in Menotti's The Last Savage, and Parpignol in Puccini's La Bohème. He has also previously appeared at IU in Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Strauss's Die Fledermaus as a member of the chorus. Clonts has been seen performing with the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater as Goro In their production of Madama Butterfly and Mingo in their production of Porgy & Bess, and singing the role of Peter in the premiere of In Memorium with New Voices Opera.