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Ithaca College of Music
Vocal Performance

Education

Ithaca College of Music (Vocal Performance)

About Darius

Darius is a classically trained Countertenor and graduate of Duke Ellington School of Arts where he studied vocal performance under the tutelage and guidance of Edward Jackson. Many of his accomplishments there include studying and/or playing the roles of Marty (Dreamgirls), Frank Maurrant (Street Scene), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), and an Evil Step Sister (Cinderella); including, participating in the DC-CAP Vocal Competition as a Semi-Finalist two years in a row; performing at prominent venues such as John F. Kennedy Center, Warner Theatre, Levine School of Music; inclusive, of sharing the stage with acclaimed artist such as Denyce Graves, Patti Labelle, Take 6, Earth, Wind, Fire, Barry Manilow, and many others.

After he graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts with a Vocal Performance diploma he migrated to New York to indulge in a varied amount of Off Broadway projects partnering with Gymboree, Ethnic Artist Alliance, and building his professional mobile voice studio; before shortly transitioning to Los Angeles, California to further pursue his artistic career. He matriculated volunteer hours at Los Angeles Opera; in conjunction, giving a lecture and masterclass series to k-12 graders throughout the Los Angeles Unified District teaching about the anatomy of the human body and the human voice.

Recently, he finished an apprenticeship under the guidance of Tony-Award Winning, Grammy Nominated classical crossover artist, Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, where he trained as a counter-tenor and landed the job as a Teaching Artist/Musical Director of Dixie Arts Conservatory, Musical Theatre. Darius is currently preparing for various major vocal competitions and esteemed summer programs local and abroad.

Presently, he is studying with celebrated countertenor, John Holiday at Ithaca College of Music and looks forward to conducting research at Ivy League School, Cornell University furthering his knowledge in Vocal Performance and Music Cognition on the Patrick Conway Scholarship. Darius is interested in continually keeping his teaching modern while building his reputation as one of America's most celebrated countertenors.

Singing Languages: English, French, German, Italian
Apprenticeships: Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller (Tony Award Winning, Grammy Nominated Artist); Los Angeles Opera; Gymboree.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring artist that has a strong desire of learning the pedagogy and discipline of music and discovering your individual voice, I have a place for you in my studio. Do not hesitate to contact me so that we can begin your journey of finding your true voice offering a career filled with longevity and artistic promise.
Darius is a classically trained Countertenor and graduate of Duke Ellington School of Arts where he studied vocal performance under the tutelage and guidance of Edward Jackson. Many of his accomplishments there include studying and/or playing the roles of Marty (Dreamgirls), Frank Maurrant (Street Scene), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), and an Evil Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

No refunds. Students will be awarded vocal vouchers in place of a refund where granting 1 lesson in place of the missed lesson where there is an emergency; subject to availability.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Leesburg, VA 20176
Music:
Music History, Voice (Music)
History:
Music History

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Voice (Music)

I have had the distinctive opportunity to graduate from Duke Ellington School of Arts where I learned the vital interpretation and application of vocal health, projection, breath support, amplification, etc.

I have studied and performed with prominent artist such as Denyce Graves, Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, Edward Jackson, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Take 6, Patti Labelle, and more.

I also have the distinguished privilege of being a Teaching Artist and Musical Director at Dixie Arts Conservatory under the Musical Theatre division; inclusive, of a prior apprenticeship at Los Angeles Opera; inclusive, of affording lecture series and masterclasses throughout the Los Angeles Unified District.

Ithaca College of Music
Vocal Performance

Education

Ithaca College of Music (Vocal Performance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

No refunds. Students will be awarded vocal vouchers in place of a refund where granting 1 lesson in place of the missed lesson where there is an emergency; subject to availability.

Travel policy

Darius will travel within 20 miles of Leesburg, VA 20176.