David B. Hamilton
Instructor in Music (Voice-popular styles)
As a voice teacher and lecturer, Hamilton is comfortable teaching a range of styles, including Pop, rock, blues, jazz, r&b, hip-hop, classical and musical theatre. His eclectic taste in music began when he was in high school at The North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied and sang Italian art songs by day and country music at night which lead him to Nashville. He continued to pursue his interest in popular music while studying classical music at The Boston Conservatory. It is his mission to incorporate traditional vocal technique into teaching contemporary vocal music.
An avid recitalist, Hamilton has performed nearly 400 songs in 13 languages. He has given recitals of Boston art songs at historic King's Chapel and Trinity Church Boston. This program was submitted for review to the 2014 NATS convention. His awards include the Ron and Charlotte Payne at the Metropolitan Opera competition, 1st place in both the MTNA awards and the NATS competition for The Finger Lakes District in New York. He is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and NATS.
As a professional tenor, Hamilton has captivated audiences from Indonesia to Israel to Mississippi. Hamilton was most recently seen as The Male Chorus in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and as The School Master in The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janácek in the original Czech with The Boston Conservatory Opera. In March 2013 he made his Boston debut with the Boston Opera Collaborative as Father Grenville in the New England premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. He has sung numerous roles for Opera Carolina including Arturo in Lucia di Lamermoor opposite Sumi Jo. He has performed roles with Tacoma Opera, Opera Carolina, Natchez Opera, Sarasota Opera, Anchorage Opera, Mercury Opera Rochester, Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Centro Studi Italiani, Israel Vocal Arts Institute, The University of Miami at Salzburg and Bronx Opera in a repertoire spanning Mozart to Floyd. Among his favorite operatic roles are Lennie in Of Mice and Men, Lenski in Yevgeny Onegin and Cavaradossi in Tosca. Equally at home in sacred and symphonic repertoire, he was recently artist in residence at Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England with Trinity Church Boston. He has served numerous parishes and churches across the country.