Originally from Clear Spring, Maryland, tenor David Myers, Jr. resides in Gorham, Maine and performs as a soloist with various choral groups throughout the New England area. In recent years, he appeared as "Slushie Guy" in the University of Southern Maine's world premiere of Girl In Six Beats, a chamber opera in one act commissioned by Opera Maine with music by Daniel Sonenberg, and he performed as a featured soloist with the Down East Singers and Bowdoin Chorus as they each presented Celtic Christmas concerts highlighting works by Desmond Earley. David's recent portrayals also include Fenton in USM's full staging of Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Uriel in the Down East Singers' presentation of Haydn's The Creation, the Evangelist in the Bowdoin Chorus' production of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, and both the drunken monk and the roasted swan in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Lincoln Arts Festival Chorus.
David has been praised for his "beautifully polished" tone and "attractive tenor sound" by former New York Times critic Allan Kozinn. Composer Aaron Robinson has described him as having "...an incredible voice, but even more so, such a humble and sincere nature to accompany it".
Since moving to Maine in 2008, David has performed with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, the Mozart Mentors Orchestra, and the Colby Symphony Orchestra, and he has been featured as a soloist with such groups as Down East Singers, Bowdoin Chorus, Rachmaninoff Choir, Lincoln Festival Chorus, Sheepscot Valley Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, Bach Festival Chorus, and Nativity Lutheran Church Chorus.
Although classically trained, David enjoys exploring many genres and styles of music. In 2014, David appeared in a production of The Legend of Jim Cullen at Heartwood Theater in Damariscotta, Maine, a fully-staged dramatic musical written by Griff Braley with original Broadway-style music composed by Aaron Robinson. Several years later, David was also involved in a series of performances of David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion, requiring him to sing and play various percussion instruments simultaneously.
David earned his bachelor's degree in music education from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, and recently earned his Master's Degree in vocal pedagogy at the University of Southern Maine where he studied voice with esteemed late soprano Ellen Chickering. He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as well as an associate member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). David is the choir director at North Yarmouth Congregational Church in North Yarmouth, Maine, where he also teaches voice students, placing special emphasis on healthy singing technique. For more information about voice lessons and pricing, click here.