Biography

Camron is a native of Winchester, Tennessee and studied at Tennessee Tech University receiving two bachelors in Music Education and Spanish. He studied voice with Fred Kennedy and participated in the university choirs and several summer opera workshops in Boston, Washington, D.C. (Crittenden Opera Workshop) and Mendocino, CA (Redwoods Opera Workshop).  Camron completed his M.M. in Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan (U of M) in 2018 while studying with George Shirley and is currently completing the Specialist of Music degree at U of M studying voice with Stanford Olsen. During his time at U of M, Camron has performed as Tom Snout in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017), Larry Renault, a faded silent film star, in William Bolcom’s latest opera Dinner at Eight, as well as the authoritative, fully-revised version of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess,as Robbins and Crab Man in February 2018 in conjunction with the University Musical Society (UMS).  During the 2018-2019 season, Camron sang with Cincinnati Opera as chorister in La Traviata (Verdi), The Flying Dutchman (Wagner), and Another Brick in the Wall (Bilodeau). In the 2018-2019 season, he sang with Michigan Opera Theatre chorus in Candide (Bernstein) and as Cropper Husband/Vigilante George in The Grapes of Wrath  (Gordon).  This past summer Camron was a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival as a Stevedore in Jerome Kern’s classic, Show Boat, and the world premiere of Blue by composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson. This fall, Camron will be singing as Rudolfo in Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, at U of M on November 8 & 10, 2019.

 

Camron Gray, tenor

 

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