Adrian Dunn

Voice Faculty

Adrian Dunn, is an accomplished singer, composer and voice teacher. Native of Cleveland Ohio, Mr. Dunn has sung with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, North Shore Choral Society & is a frequent soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the Chicagoland area. He is a Mac Arthur Foundation and Richard Dreihaus Foundation award recipient for his original work, HOPERA: a hip hop opera. The Chicago Sun Times hails “Dunn’s (Hopera) score is hugely impressive...Superb and powerfully sung”. Mr. Dunn has presented master classes & performances at Clark Atlanta University, The University of California Irvine, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Columbia College Chicago, Bowling Green State University & West Virginia University. He is the former artistic director of the Legacy Black Music Project at Roosevelt University. As a professional singer he has sang in Italy, Finland, Estonia, South Africa, England and throughout the US. As an active vocal coach he has worked with Tremaine Hawkins, Myron Butler, Melonie Daniels, Troy Bright, Higher Ground Gospel Choir (Finland), Damien Sneed (Lincoln Center Jazz), Tony Momrelle (UK band Incognito), Rena Darling (EU), Max C (EU), International AME Church Mass Choir, Northwestern University Gospel Choir, West Virginia University Gospel Choir, Walt Whitman & Soul Children of Chicago, & the Chicago Children’s Choir.

He has opened for international Hip Hop recording Artist "The Roots" at Indiana University & Nominated "Best Music Director" from the Black Theater Alliance Awards. Currently Mr. Dunn is completing his most recent album Hopera: Live from New York and releasing his first book, Your Voice Unleashed: A singers guide to healthier, smarter, sustainable singing. Mr. Dunn's private vocal clients can be seen on Broadway in Lion King, Ghost, RENT, BET show Sunday’s Best, Black Ensemble Theater & on tours throughout the US. Mr. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Music & Master of Music in classical Voice from Roosevelt University Chicago with additional vocal studies at Sibelius Academy of Music, Finland.

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