Cody Laun, M.M., ABD

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Colorado State University, 2010
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, University of Florida, 2012
Doctoral Studies in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy—ABD, University of Southern Mississippi, in progress

A frequent soloist along the Front Range, Cody has been featured with such groups as the Colorado Bach Ensemble, CSU Symphony Orchestra, Fort Collins Chamber Orchestra, and the Fort Collins Symphony. Cody has performed many of the principal tenor roles in the operatic repertoire with opera companies all over the country. He has also been the featured soloist in a number of orchestral engagements such as Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Handel’s Dixit Dominus. In 2012, Cody had the privilege of being an inaugural of the Colorado Bach Ensemble, performing Bach’s Mass in B Minor, and has since joined them for performances of Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Sechs Motetten, Magnificat in D, and St. John Passion. He was also an inaugural member of the acclaimed Denver-area choir, Anima Chamber Ensemble.

His competition credits include winning the 2015 Arkansas District Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, singing as a finalist in the 2014 Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser competition, participating in the national round of the 2014 Classical Singer competition in San Antonio, TX, and winning the graduate men’s category at the 2014 Southern Regional NATS competition.

Cody has been seen as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, and in performances with the Natchez Festival of Music, FestivalSouth, Emerald City Opera, Opera Fort Collins, and Mobile Opera. He has performed on the mainstage with a number of other regional companies, including Opera Fort Collins, The Muses Project, Loveland Opera, and Mississippi Opera, among others. His most recent performances include appearances with the Fine Tuned Society of Boulder, with the Greeley Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s C Minor Mass, and in Songs in Summer with Opera Fort Collins.

Cody recently finished appointments at Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and Magnolia Music in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cody has been privileged to have students hired by regional musical theater companies, place at various state and regional competitions, and get accepted into well-established graduate programs. His teaching philosophy is centered around joyful musical creation, healthy, anatomically-informed sound production, and physical/emotional empathy. His performance experience enables him to coach and teach across a wide variety of styles and genres. He welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of musical experience. His duties at New Saint Andrews include freshman musicianship, advanced score analysis classes, and a whole host of voice lessons. He and his wife, Katy, reside in Moscow in a dashing gray house with a red door, directly off the one and only roundabout in town.

Contact: (208) 882-1566 | claun@nsa.edu