Jamon Maple, voice
Jamon Maple holds a master of music degree in Vocal Performance, and an advanced certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU. Tenor, voice specialist, conductor, music director, and choral instructor, he received his BM in Vocal Performance from Boston University and enjoys a performing career in opera, musical theatre, and K-pop.
Jamon made his Boston Symphony Hall solo debut as the tenor soloist in Charles Ives' Psalm 90. His solo appearances include: Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Mozart's Requiem, Coronation Mass and Regina Coel, Handel’s Messia and Chandos Anthem No. 9, and Carrisimi’s Jephte. He has enjoyed performances in operas and operettas including, The Student Prince, La Boheme, Die Zauberflote, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Don Giovanni. As a conductor and music director, Maple has lead several regional pit orchestras in musicals, including Hair, Into the Woods, Fame, Evita, Legally Blonde, and Footloose.
Jamon was selected to perform in Broadway veteran Ben Wright's Broadway Project, a showcase of 20 distinguished singers from around the world performing in New York City. He also participated in Simon Cowell’s X-Factor national competition, where he ranked in the top 100 of 16,000 competitors in Los Angeles. Jamon has also been a NATS Boston and Houston winner, and has performed in Carnegie Hall. He made his recording debut with musical theatre record company Stage Stars Records, performing lead roles in the Music Man and Peter Pan.
Jamon has worked closely with Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and humanitarian Chandrika Tandon, performing several live shows in Washington DC at NPR and in New York City, most notably for Bharath Vidhya Bhavan’s 35th anniversary gala with Deepak Chopra and Sahdguru in attendance. Most recently, Jamon’s cover performance of Park Hyo Shin’s “Wild Flower” went viral in Korea, following which he made his television debut appearing in an episode of the acclaimed TV show Fantastic Duo in South Korea.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Jamon also served there as a choral director at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. He now teaches on the voice faculty at NYU and maintains a private voice studio of professional singers from North America and South Korea. His students are NATS national competition winners in opera and musical theatre, finalists in the New York Lyric Opera Theatre national competition, professional recording artists, and Broadway performers.