Two alumni of Clayton State University’s Division of Music, Brent Davis (1999) and Stephen Odom (2010) have recently been in the news for significant career moves.
Bass-baritone Davis, a 1999 Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance alumnus, is singing the principal role of Masetto this coming weekend in the Atlanta Opera’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Odom, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, has been hired as part of the performance company at Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson, Mo., the largest Christian-themed theatre company in the nation.
In an email to Clayton State Director of Opera and Vocal Studies and Coordinator of the Division of Music Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Odom wrote:
“All of the analyzing we did in your voice studio and in the opera class are really paying off because every single member of the cast digs just as deep into their characters and scenes as we did in studio and opera class. We are expected to really do our homework and I'm so thankful for my years with you at Clayton State, because without you, I would be very ill-prepared for this job. So thank you for preparing me so well to jump into the professional world of performing. I could have never anticipated how much those few years would really help me in the long run.”