The George Shirley Diversify Resident Artist Program
If there is one person who can be credited with opening the doors for modern black tenors it would have to be George Irving Shirley, a remarkable man of remarkable firsts who balances his joy of performing with a joy of developing talent in others.
Currently the Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan, Mr. Shirley, known as one of opera’s most versatile tenors, has enjoyed a trail blazing international career in music.
MODO is so very honored to have Professor Shirley working with these incredible artists!
Nicole Joseph, Soprano
MODO Artist: 2014 - Current
Kaswanna Kanyinda, mezzo
MODO Artist: 2018 - Current
Branden C.S. Hood, Baritone
MODO Artist: 2016 - Current