Mr. Nathan De'Shon Myers
Director of Music Conservatory
Office: Room 230
Classes Taught: Vocal Tech I & II, Opera I, II, III, Pre-AP Music Theory
American baritone, Nathan De'Shon Myers is fast establishing himself as an artist with international appeal. During the 2013/2014 Season, he made his Austrian Debut with the Salzburg Landestheater in the title role of Ernst Krenek's Jonny Spielt Auf and returned to The Dallas Opera to recreate the role of Fiorello in their new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia; a role which he first performed with the company as an inaugural member of its Young Artist Program in the 2006/2007 season. Five successful seasons as soloist with the distinguished Deutsche Oper Berlin from 2007 to 2012 afforded him the opportunity to be seen in a variety of roles including Schaunard in La Boheme, Ping in Turandot, Dancairo in Carmen, Marullo in Rigoletto, Il Prologo in Cassandra, Silvano in Ballo in Maschera, Matthieu in Andrea Chenier, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Marquis d'Obigny in La Traviata, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro and as both the Erzbischof and Florent d'illiers in the world premiere of Walter Braunfels' Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna among many others - collaborating with such noted artists as Neil Schicoff, Larry Brownlee, Joyce DiDonato, Johan Botha, Elisabeth Futral and Maestro Marco Armiliato.
A "feisty stage presence and a bright, well-focused baritone" remarks The Dallas Morning News of his portrayal of Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale. He has not only caught the attention of many with his vocal prowess, but is also a consummate actor who commands the stage. The Chautauquan Daily heralded, "Nathan Myers, in the role of Valentin, was clearly a favorite. His voice possesses strength, beauty and clarity. Myers' acting was electrifying." And at the conclusion of his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in May of 2011, he received a standing ovation for lending his warm baritone voice to the evening's presentation of "Spirituals Re-Imagined".
Mr. Myers is a proud recipient of the distinguished Richard F. Gold Career Grant and has been a soloist with many opera companies/orchestras both nationally and internationally including The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Theater Neustrelitz, Staatsoper Berlin, Theater Magdeburg, Dallas Opera, Musik & Theater Saar, Des Moines Metro Opera, Stadttheater Trier, Land of Enchantment Opera, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Albany Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony/Turtle Creek Chorale, Pittsburgh Symphony, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic, Oregon Lyric Opera, Nevada Opera, St. Louis Bach Society, Minnesota Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and Denver Symphony. Lauded for his flexible baritone and consummate stage presence, he has enjoyed critical acclaim for his performances on the operatic and concert stage as well as the crossover stage.
A highly versatile artist, Nathan has begun to make a mark on the contemporary music scene with the recent release of the single entitled "What You Are" from his upcoming gospel album Making A Way. Additional career highlights include, performing the role of The Subway Opera Singer in the Movie EVERYDAY PEOPLE and on the soundtrack of the Movie KINGDOM COME, starring Whoopi Goldberg.
A Dallas native and graduate of Booker T., Mr. Myers enthusiastically serves on its prestigious music faculty as Director of Opera, Associate Choral Director and Assistant Music Cluster Coordinator. Degrees held: B.M. Voice, The University of Tulsa P.D. Opera, Mannes College of Music M.M. Voice, Southern Methodist University.