Welcome

Welcome to my professional website. Here you can find updates about my current engagements in the pursuit of a career singing opera, updates on my work in the SMU OIT department with the Student Technology Assistant in Residence (STAR) program, videos of past performances, my biography, my resumé, and contact information.

I am an aspiring operatic bass-baritone from Houston, Texas. I have had the privilege of singing a variety of performances including concerts with direction from Ola Gjeilo, musical theater and opera productions, and the Texas All State Choir concert at TMEA. My passion for singing developed initially from the thrill of learning and performing choral literature in high school. This grew until I had the realization that I could not be myself without it. During my senior year in high school, I got sick and could not sing for a week. By the end of that week I was a completely different person. That was when I decided that music was not just a hobby, but a necessity to nurture and preserve my soul. I believe that God gave me whatever talents I possess so that I could grow as a person and establish a connection with others through my work. For that reason, it is my responsibility and joy to cultivate and share that talent.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope you enjoy.

-James

P.S. Thanks to the generosity and prayers of so many wonderful people, I have managed to raise the money I needed to attend Opera in the Ozarks. You have given me an incredible opportunity to take monumental steps forward in my growth as a musician. Thank you. You have my most sincere gratitude. For more information about the wonderful program I am now able to attend, please visit my blog.