John Stanton, Soloist

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John Stanton, a native of Poughkeepsie, NY, has been the soloist/cantor for FUMC Melrose since September, 2013. He has been singing professionally in churches since 2009.

Mr. Stanton is currently on faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music, School of Continuing Education, where he has been appointed Department Coordinator. He also teaches private voice lessons at Wakefield High School.

Stanton has been teaching voice throughout New York and New England since 2008. His enthusiasm and overall bubbly personality has encouraged singers, who range from middle school age through senior adults, to bring out their inner vocal talents. Although Stanton is a classically trained tenor, he works with singers on various styles of music, including musical theater, jazz, opera, and contemporary pieces.

Stanton has always understood the importance of vocal pedagogy. As a private voice instructor and performer, he has understood the need to keep learning, studying, and gathering new ideas to pass along to the next generation of singers. He is pleased to say that many of his students have gone on to pursue voice in college, to become future performers and music educators themselves.

Stanton started his career as a professional opera singer, shortly after earning his Master’s Degree from Boston University. He was cast in Verdi’s Macbeth, with Boston Lyric Opera. He has also had the privilege of being in BLO’s production of Viktor Ullmann’s, The Emperor of Atlantis and Wagners, Der Fliegende Holländer. His most recent performance was singing the role of Spoletta in Tosca, with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.