Brenten Megee, tenor soloist, conductor, pianist, choral artist, music director, actor

My life desire is to actively pursue a versatile and dynamic career in both vocal and choral performing arts based upon a solid educational background, excellent vocal/choral training, hard work, and the use of self-expression in order to impact the musical arts of the future, while continuing to honor the works of the past.


Education

Brenten is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College, where he earned a B.M. in Vocal Performance and a B.A. in Biblical Studies with honors. He continued his education receiving two M.M. Degrees in Voice and Choral Conducting from West Chester University. He plans on pursuing a M.M. in Sacred Music Practical Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College.


Voice / Choral Training

Dr. Stephen Ng, Voice Professor, West Chester University
Dr. David DeVenney, Choral Professor, Director of Choral Activities, West Chester University
Dr. Ryan Kelly, Professor of Choral Activities, West Chester University
John Darrenkamp, Metropolitan Opera Lead Baritone for 35 years
Dr. William Wright, Director of Choral Activities, F&M College and LSO Chorusmaster
Jason Throne, Director Brandywine Valley Chorale
Dr. Robert Bigley, Director of Choral Activities, Lancaster Bible College
Robert Yacoviello, Former Voice Professor, Lancaster Bible College
Heidi Shannon, Former Voice Professor, Lancaster Bible College
Lorie LaSala, Director of Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts
Tom Ford, Voice Professor
Brian Bartch, Voice Professor, Living Word Academy


Choral Experience

WCU Concert Choir & Chamber Choir, Tenor Section Leader/Tenor
Brandywine Valley Chorale, Tenor Section Leader
Vox AmaDeus Ensemble
Vox AmaDeus Renaissance Consort
The Choir School of Delaware, Choral Scholar
The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Choral Scholar
St. James Episcopal Church, Choral Scholar
Brandywine Singers, Tenor
The Glen Loch Men’s Chorale, Tenor
The Mendelssohn Corus of Philadelphia, Tenor
Ocean Grove Choir Festival, Tenor
Lancaster Symphony Chorus, Soloist/Tenor
Lancaster Chorale, Soloist/Tenor
Jersey Shore Chorale, Tenor
LBC Chamber Singers & Chorale, Soloist/Tenor


Opera / Theater Experience

Opera Lancaster
La Boehme Opera
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
International Opera Festival, New York
Wilmington Concert Opera
Center Stage Opera
Opera Tutti
West Chester University Opera
Lancaster Bible College Theater
DreamWrights Center for the Arts
Prima Theater
Popovsky Performing Arts Studio
The Fulton Opera House Theater
Lancaster Academy of the Performing Arts


Concert Experience

Solo concert performances – 20 years
Choral concert performances – 20 years
Church Music – 20 years
a Capella chamber – 13 years
Southern Gospel – 4 years



Employment

2015 – Present: Performing Arts Community Life Associate at Friends Home in Kennett
2015 – Present: Music/Choral Director, Millersville Community Church, Grace Campus
2016 – Present: Tenor Section Leader, Brandywine Valley Chorale
2021 – Present: Chorister, VoxAmaDeus Ensemble & Vox Renaissance Consort
2021 – 2022: Choral Scholar, Choir School of Delaware


Awards

2018 – NATS Eastern Division, second place in Advanced College Men Vocals

2017-19 – Raymond-Cryder Foundation Choral Arts Scholarship at West Chester University

2017 – WCU Winner, Orchestra Concerto Vocal Competition at West Chester University

2016 – Roz Patton Studio Award, for recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the Vocal Studio

2015 – Jessica Teague Achievement Award, for inspiring others through achieving academic excellence while overcoming significant obstacles

2015 – Opera Lancaster College Vocal Competition, First Place Winner of the college division

2012 – NATS Allegheny Mountain Chapter, winner in Division 8 Junior Men Vocals

2009 – Joseph Award, for recognition of outstanding accomplishment and community contribution



Personal Profile

I inherited my musical abilities from my great-grandfather who began as a boy soloist and continued an avid solo/choral involvement up into his 70s. My mother tells me that my love of choral music began, when I was still in her womb, and would move in time to choral music. At the age of seven I would spend my Christmas money on cantatas and then proceed to organize my family into sections and conduct them. At the age of twelve, I had the opportunity to direct a youth ensemble. I began singing choral works, by the masters, at age ten. I was honored to be the first high school student ever accepted into the Lancaster Symphony Chorus. My love of both vocal solo and choral music has remained a constant. My goal in life is to use my God given talent, academic education, and varied experience to pursue a future in the musical arts, in order to give God the glory, and to share my music with others, in order to touch their lives.