Award-winning tenor and voice instructor Cody Laun will be joining the New Saint Andrews College faculty and the NSA Conservatory of Music, as it begins its second year, in August of 2017.
Mr. Laun's voice has received high praise from critics and has earned him numerous honors, including 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.
He has also performed as a soloist in a range of choral and operatic works, including Mozart's Magic Flute and Marriage of Figaro, Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Handel's Messiah, Bach's B Minor Mass, and many others. The New Saint Andrews College community will likely remember his performance as the tenor soloist in NSA's 2015 presentation of Mozart's Requiem (pictured above) as well as the tenor soloist for the 2012 performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy.
Cody is currently serving on the faculty of Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado, recently finished his tenure as Visiting Professor of Voice at Colorado State University, and is on the faculty of Magnolia Music in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cody has been privileged to have his music students hired by regional musical theater companies, place at state and regional NATS competitions, and gain entrance into well-established graduate programs. His teaching philosophy is centered around joyful musical creation, healthy, well-informed sound production, and physical/emotional empathy.
His performance experience enables him to coach and teach across a wide variety of styles and genres. As he joins the NSA faculty, he will be teaching private and group voice lessons to students of all ages through the NSA Conservatory of Music, serving as a vocal coach for the choirs and soloists, as well as teaching various music coursework for the college. We are pleased to welcome Cody Laun to NSA and look forward to the outstanding musical gifts he will bring to the broader community.
For opportunities to study voice with Mr. Laun this fall, look for announcements from the NSA Conservatory.