Dante Harrell - Tenor
North Carolina native by birth, Danté L. Harrell grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated with honors from the Arizona Conservatory for the Arts and Academics. Danté’s passion for music lead him to continue his education at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with a concentration in Performance. While at NCCU, Danté studied voice and conducting with Richard Banks, composition with Dr. Lance Hulme, opera performance with Elvira Green, and coached with Maestro William Curry of the NC Symphony.
Danté’s love for music transcends genre and he is well versed in musical stylings that range from Musical Theater, Classical Music, contemporary and traditional Gospel, and Jazz. His most recent accomplishments include a very successful international Japanese tour with Phillip Boykin and New York Gospel Brothers. He also portrayed the title role in the musical The Wiz directed by Linda Twine, served as Musical Director for the NSU Theater Company's 2014-2015 season, was the Assistant Director of the NCCU Concert and Touring Choir, a vocalist in The North Carolina Opera Company, and has been featured in a nationally airing commercial for on VH1.
Danté’s musical repertoire includes such notable works as The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Ain't Misbehavin, Linda Twine’s Changed My Name, Margaret Bond’s Ballad of the Brown King, Georges Bizet's Carmen, Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore, Charles Gounod's Faust, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Gioachino Rossini’s Barber of Seville, both J. S Bach’s and Johann Pachelbel’s Magnificant, Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ, as well as Requiems by both Gabriel Faure and Wolfgang A. Mozart.
Danté holds the Masters of Music degree from Norfolk State University where he studied voice with Gregory Gardner. Currently Danté is a Teaching Artist at Mind Builders in the Bronx, apart of the Music Ministry at Salem United Methodist Church in Harlem, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Carpenter Productions.