Position: Vocal Coach, African American Choral Ensemble (AACE)
A Native of Brooklyn, New York, Tislam Swift has performed on a wide array of concert stages, theaters and opera houses. In 2007, Mr. Swift was a background vocalist for Elton John’s 60th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. He was also a member of the 2013-2014 season of the Atlanta Opera chorus, under the direction of Maestro Walter Huff. In 2014, he participated in the Princeton Opera Festival’s production of Porgy and Bess. He has made Indiana University Opera Theater appearances in La Boheme, South Pacific, The Barber of Seville, Die Fledermaus as Dr. Blind, as the Comic Marcellus Washburn in Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man and as Scaramuccio in Strauss’ Ariadne Ariadne Auf Naxos. He is a frequent performer in Hamilton Bermuda where he has performed the tenor solo in John Stainer’s Crucifixion at St. Paul’s AME Church. As a Young Artist, he has spent a summer at the Utah Festival Opera Musical Theater performing in productions of Ragtime, Porgy and Bess and Peter Pan. Mr. Swift has been a World-Premier Artist with the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Morehouse College and a Masters of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.