Behind the Music
Christon Carney, a native of Nashville, TN, received his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory and his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Lipscomb University. He debuted in Nashville Opera's production of La Traviata as Giuseppe and has gone on to perform with the Boston Lyric Opera, singing various roles in the chorus, as well as outreach opportunities. He has performed as concert soloist with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Nashville's Heimermann Chorale, and has over a decade of choral experience participating in vocal ensembles and premiering new works. He has received honors from several disciplines including the prestigious ABRSM Diploma in Voice and as a finalist in the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. Christon is also a compelling recitalist, performing programs for the Music at Trinity Music Series, Mechanics Hall’s Concerts Plus Series, and many others. He has worked as a paid singer and section leader at many religious organizations, including the Parish of All Saints, Worcester, MA. He is currently Education and Community Programs Coordinator at the prestigious Mechanics Hall and is a vocal instructor at the Pakachoag Community Music School in Worcester.
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