Devin Mercer, MM
Devin Mercer began his classical music studies as an undergraduate at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, under the instruction of Dr. Julie Moore-Foster and Dr. Angelique Clay. He earned a Master of Music degree in Voice and Voice Pedagogy, as well as a Graduate Performance Diploma, at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under the instruction of Marianna Busching.
During his studies at Oakwood, Mr. Mercer traveled with, and was a soloist for, the Oakwood University Aeolians. He has traveled and sung across the United States, as well as Bermuda, Spain, and Poland, where he performed in the annual Wratislavia Cantans International Music Festival in the city of Wroclaw. He also performed such works as Handel’s Messiah, Monostatos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Moses in R. Nathaniel Dett’s oratorio The Ordering of Moses. During his studies at Peabody, Mr. Mercer performed the roles of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. He was also the tenor soloist for the Peabody Concert Orchestra performance of J. S. Bach’s Magnificat in D. Other roles performed by Mr. Mercer include Manuel in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Dream Lovers, Lippo in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and the title role in Mozart’s Idomeneo. Mr. Mercer is currently a Visiting Lecturer of Voice at The Delaware State University, and still performs frequently in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area.