James Myers is an accomplished singer who has performed as both a baritone and as a dramatic tenor. He specializes in singing repertoire from opera, oratorio, art song, and musical theatre. He has taught private voice lessons for many years now and helped singers gain admittance to top universities, conservatoires, graduate programs and professional shows and apprentice programs. Prior to joining the Mason Community Arts Academy, Mr. Myers served as an adjunct instructor in the voice department of the school of music at George Mason University.
Mr. Myers holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance and has sung with many professional theaters, opera companies and symphony orchestras including: Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Opera Company at the 7,000 seat Filene Center, the Washington Savoyards and the Mittelsachsiches Theater in Freiberg, Germany. Mr. Myers has also sung as a soloist with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in the 2,000 seat GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
His operatic work as both a baritone and tenor include the following roles: Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, Damis in Tartuffe, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Nemorino in The Elixir of Love and Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro. He has performed both the tenor and bass solos of Handel’s Messiah, served as baritone soloist for the Durufle Requiem and sung as baritone soloist for the Faure Requiem.
As an actor, Mr. Myers has performed with the Signature Theater Overtures Program, The Little Theater of Alexandria, McLean Community Players, Rockville Musical Theater, City of Fairfax Theatre Company and Theater of the First Amendment. He has performed lead roles in both musicals and plays including: The Beast in Beauty and the Beast, South Carolina Senator, Edward Rutledge in 1776, Tommy Albright in Brigadoon, The Prince in Cinderella, John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Warren Ives in Ira Levin’s play, Cantorial, and Max Halliday in Dial M for Murder.
Mr. Myers is a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (N.A.T.S.) and is a full member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (A.G.M.A.), the performers union for opera singers which has reciprocity with Actors Equity Association (AEA).
Mr. Myers has experience with helping students eliminate tension in the voice and coaching repertoire as singers prepare for auditions, competitions and performances. When he is not performing or teaching, Mr. Myers enjoys exercising, trying new restaurants, driving his mustang and exploring any place with mountains.
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