I grew up in Central Florida, raised within a household of band students. Throughout my years in middle and high school, I participated within the chorus, singing boy soprano that eventually lowered to tenor, and performed with the band, playing the oboe and english horn. I studied voice privately with such instructors as Novie Greene and Dr. Adam Lloyd, and studied oboe with Dr. Ann Adams. Throughout these years, I also participated in summer programs for both opera and double reed instruments. It was in the former, though, that I found true passion for the future. I graduated with my bachelor of music in vocal performance at Florida State University in December of 2020, having studied under Dr. Wanda Brister and Dr. Jeffrey Springer. During my time at FSU, I was able to perform with the Florida State Opera in such productions as La Bohème, Der Vampyr, Of Mice and Men, Orphée et Euridice (Gluck), and Béatrice et Bénédict, though this final show was unfortunately cancelled a week before our premier due to Covid-19. Summer plans to perform the roll of Fenton in FIO Italia’s production of Falstaff were unfortunately delayed as well due to Covid-19, but I am hopeful that they can eventually come to fruition. I am currently completing auditions for a master of music in vocal performance and am hopeful for what the future holds as the world of opera adapts to changing times.
You can find Cameron’s performance here.