Dane Reese Dane Reese was born and raised in Mansfield, Texas. He started his singing career at the age of 7 with the famous Texas Boys Choir. With the choir he performed many concerts around the Texas area and learned of his passion for song. It was with the Texas Boys Choir that Dane first started singing solos both public and private. Dane graduated from Oakridge High School, Arlington, Texas, where under the direction of Mr. Myron Ice, he participated in both solo and choral work which earned him numerous state wide awards and accolades. He was acclaimed by audition as the number 2 chair in the Texas State Private School Choir for four years in a row. Through invitation, the Oakridge Choir was twice allowed to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, performing Mozart Requiem and Carmina Burana. At the age of 15 he started his stage career with the local theater, "Kids Who Care" playing Gad in Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat. At age 16, he became the single high school student to study with Mr. Burr Phillips, Associate Professor of Southern Methodist University and studied with him throughout high school. With Mr. Phillips, Dane was a semi-finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) competition at only 18 years old. Following high school, Dane was admitted to The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston. There he studied with the internationally recognized vocal instructor, Mr. Edward Zambara. Dane participated in various choral works such as Apparebit Repentina Dies and Durafle Requiem. While at NEC Dane was assistant to the Director on Turn of the Screw and Cendrillon working with famed directors Mark Astafan and David Gately. Back in Texas, Dane has performed with the Fort Worth Opera Company and the Reagle Opera Company. His credits include L'Italiana in Algeri and Die Fledermaus During the summers, Dane has been featured in productions with the number one rated summer opera work shop (Opera News) at the Seagle Music Colony under the direction of Mr. Darren Woods. His credits include Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business ...., Mr. Dashwood in Little Woman, Servant to Flora in La Triviata, A Chorus Line, Lakai in Ariadnne auf Naxos, the postman in Most Happy Fella, and Sergeant Bob McGaffey in South Pacific.. Dane has continued his studies at the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). His lyrical baritone voice has marvelous flexibility allowing for study in Broadway, Jazz and Classical genres. His vocal instruction at AMDA was tutored by Jacklyn Schneider leading his voice into a broader repertoire. During this education, he was asked to perform Mozart's Requiem at Columbia University's Alumni Celebration. Dane continues to evolve his musical study and explore his own talent. His biography is just waiting to be expanded. His excitement is growing as is his challenges. Dane Reese encourages you to "check back" into his biography in a few years and see what the critics expect to be a remarkable career.
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