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Devin Mercer

Tenor

 

Devin Mercer

Baltimore-based tenor Devin Mercer began his classical music studies as an undergraduate at Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in Huntsville, Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, under the instruction of Dr. Julie Moore-Foster and Dr. Angelique Clay. He earned a Master of Music degree in Voice and Voice Pedagogy, as well as a Graduate Performance Diploma, at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under the instruction of Marianna Busching.

During his studies at Oakwood, Mr. Mercer traveled with, and was a soloist for, the Oakwood University Aeolians. He has traveled and sung across the United States, as well as Bermuda, Spain, and Poland, where he performed in the annual Wratislavia Cantans International Music Festival in the city of Wroclaw. He also performed such works as Handel’s Messiah, Monostatos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Moses in R. Nathaniel Dett’s oratorio The Ordering of Moses. During his studies at Peabody, Mr. Mercer performed the roles of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. He was also the tenor soloist for the Peabody Concert Orchestra performance of J. S. Bach’s Magnificat in D. Other roles performed by Mr. Mercer include Manuel in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Dream Lovers, Lippo in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and the title role in Mozart’s Idomeneo.

Mr. Mercer performed Janáček’s Otčenáš in the Spring of 2011 with Columbia Pro Cantare, under the direction of Ms. Frances Dawson. In the Summer of 2011, he performed the roles of Gherardo and Spinelloccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival. In April 2012, Mr. Mercer was a guest soloist for a recital given by Janice Chandler-Eteme, world-renowned soprano.

Mr. Mercer is currently a Visiting Lecturer of Voice at The Delaware State University, and still performs frequently in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area.

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