American singer/conductor, Nathan De'Shon Myers has established himself as a versatile artist with international appeal. His hybrid career spans more than 23 years and includes professional performance in opera, jazz and gospel, choral & opera conducting, private voice instruction, classroom teaching, and leading and managing teachers. He has been a featured soloist with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and across Europe including Theater Neustreliz, Stadttheater Trier, Salzburg Landestheater, Chautauqua Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Louisiane, the Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy and Deutsche Oper Berlin where, as a fest soloist he, performed roles such as Dandini in La Cenerentola, Dancairo in Carmen, Schaunard in La Boheme, Ping in Turandot, Marullo in Rogoletto and Matthieu in Andrea Chenier, and more. Other roles performed include the title roles of Gianni Schicchi, Don Giovanni, and Johnny in Ernst Krenek’s Johnny Spielt Auf. During the summer of 2018, Myers revamped his role as Julian in the South African premiere of the American opera Wading Home.
Having collaborated with notable artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Maurice Brown, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Tamela Mann, Myers maintains a national and international presence in the gospel and jazz worlds as well. He released his debut urban gospel album, Making A Way in 2014 and was a member of the recording ensemble for Kirk Franklin’s Grammy Award-Winning album, Losing My Religion in 2015 and lent his voice and musicianship to the soundtracks of the movies Hidden Figures in 2016 and The Star in 2017.
Equally passionate about education, Myers holds music degrees from the University of Tulsa, Mannes College of Music, and Southern Methodist University and was featured in Old Navy’s National Back-To-School campaign OnWard performing a song he co-wrote entitled “Sing Out”. A former member of the music faculty at the highly-acclaimed Booker T. Washington HSPVA in Dallas, he served as the Music Conservatory Director and Head of Opera & Vocal Studies. During his 7-year tenure there, Myers consistently earned UIL sweepstakes ratings with his Tenor/Bass Choirs, developed a fully-integrated opera training program and founded a highly sought-after curriculum-based Gospel Choir. He was honored to co-conduct the school's Varsity Treble Choir in their 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Convention Honor Performance and served as clinician/conductor for TMEA’s Region XX 9/10 Treble Honor Choir in 2017.
In the fall of 2018, Myers joined the music faculty at Arizona State University where he currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice and Conductor of the school’s Gospel Choir. In 2019, Myers was a featured soloist on the album: a Bizzy Christmas with Friends 2 and released the single “I Wish You Would” from his much-anticipated sophomore album entitled Found My Joy, to be released in 2020 with RSVP Records. Recent performances include the baritone solos in Carmina Burana with the Mount Desert Summer Chorale and Ballet Victoria of British Columbia, Canada, Featured performances with Tempe Winds, Prescott Pops Symphony and at the acclaimed A-Trane Jazz Club in Berlin, Germany.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, Linda Lister received her MM from the Eastman School of Music and her DMA in Voice Performance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. The Durham Sun-Herald has described her singing as "gloriously refulgent, with a brightly etched sound that enchanted," while the Buffalo News praised her "strong, shimmering soprano." Her solo credits include performances with the Washington Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, Piedmont Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Rochester, and Maine State Music Theatre. She created the role of Madge in the world premiere of Libby Larsen's opera Picnic and the role of Skye in Cynthia Lee Wong's No Guarantees. She is author of the books Yoga for Singers: Freeing Your Voice and Spirit through Yoga and So You Want to Sing Light Opera, and co-author of So You Want to Sing Music by Women, Voice Secrets: 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Singer and Red Rock Mantras. Her vocal compositions are featured on her Albany Records release Pleas to Famous Fairies; other works include the operas State of Grace, and How Clear She Shines! Dr. Lister is Director of Opera Theater and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
CJ Greer has recently joined the Music and Music Theatre faculty at UNR (University of Nevada, Reno) implementing a new Musical Theatre degree program and creating Crossover Vocal training tracks. CJ found her passion in vocal performance and instruction. She carries an MFA and MM in Musical Theatre and Classical Performance & Pedagogy from Penn State University and a BME from the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana. CJ has performed around the world from theme park to Broadway to Carnegie Hall. She is a singer, actor, teacher, and conductor with an undying love for storytelling through music. CJ frequently presents at regional, national and international conferences, and gives masterclasses on musical theatre vocal technique around the country. She is on the faculty of ‘Bel Canto Can Belto’ – an experiential weekend workshop introducing musical theatre vocal pedagogy to classical voice teachers and singers. In Summer of 2022, her team will bring ‘Bel Canto Can Belto’ to the west coast, premiering in Reno, NV. She serves as a mentor for teachers learning the differences of musical theatre vs. classical pedagogy, and teaches many workshops for high school, collegiate, and pre-professional programs on auditioning, performing, and industry business. She has been an invited guest performer and instructor at Boston Conservatory, Clarke University, The University of Utah, Winthrop University, and Sul Ross State performing and leading masterclasses for musical theatre majors, and was an invited vocalist for the “Otolaryngology Performer’s Voice” conference in Salt Lake City (April ’19). CJ has received critical acclaim in her numerous musical theater and operatic roles and is described as “warm, lovely, powerful, emotional” and “her beautiful voice makes her big numbers…worth the ticket price alone.”