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USM School of Music student David Myers Jr. featured for Midcoast performances

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USM School of Music student David Myers Jr. is interviewed in the Knox Village Soup discussing his many holiday performances as well as how his move to Maine and making music a more central part of his life.

"Myers said he had “a whole slew of interesting jobs” before finally deciding that music was his true passion. His bachelor’s degree, from Maryland’s Frostburg State University, is in music education. Three years ago, he moved to South Portland to pursue a master's of music degree in vocal pedagogy at the University of Southern Maine, studying voice with USM’s esteemed Ellen Chickering. His degree should be completed come May — and his goal of being a full-time musician is almost attained."

Myers also received praise last spring in his role as "Slushie Guy" in USM's opera collaboration with The Telling Room, commissioned by Opera Maine.

"Myers said that music was challenging to learn and the role was a lot of fun. “How often do tenors usually get to play the role of a goofy ‘hipster?!’ And the character ultimately helped the Girl decide to give life a second chance,” he said."

Myers sings tenor and can be found performing on the Midcoast this holiday season at "Messiah" sings, "a one-off run-through of the Part I nativity portion (plus, usually, Part II’s “Hallelujah” Chorus) of Handel’s famous oratorio that reflects on the life of Jesus of Nazareth."

"There are two “Messiah” sings on the Midcoast the second week of December, and Myers will perform the tenor solos in both: Tuesday night, Dec. 11, at the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston; and Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, at Rockland’s FOG Bar & Café."

Read the full article at Knox Village Soup.