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 educational leadership. 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 and the Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy. As a fest soloist with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 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 for which he served as conductor 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. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Children’s Chorus and has served as Vice President of Programming for the Valley of the Sun chapter of NATS. 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, released in 2022 with RSVP Records. In 2020, he participated in multiple virtual concerts, masterclasses, choral clinics and was the featured vocalist for Zildjian LIVE! Season 2, Episode 6 with Ash Soan and Ghost Note. Recent performances include the baritone solos in Carmina Burana with the Mount Desert Summer Chorale and Ballet Victoria of British Columbia, Canada, Guest Lecturer with York University, Toronto, Canada and featured performances with Tempe Winds, Prescott Pops Symphony and at the acclaimed A-Trane Jazz Club in Berlin, Germany. Myers served as the 2021 Guest Artist with Cal/Western Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a German diction masterclass Clinician with Tennessee State University in partnership with Nashville Opera. In 2022, he conducted the world premiere of Nkeiru Okoye’s micro opera, 600 Square Feet with ASU’s Music Theatre & Opera Program as was a featured soloist ASU Symphony. In 2023, he served as Guest Clinician/Conductor for Arizona Music Educators’ Association’s North-Central Region Choir and Guest Artist/Clinician for the 100% Gospel Workshop in Berlin, Germany. He remains active as a soloist and choral conductor/clinician regionally, nationally and internationally.