was born and raised in Central Louisiana. He began his career with a sixteen voice troupe known as the Lake Junaluska Singers in North Carolina in 1991. Touring with this group, he sang in Brazil, Alaska, England, Australia, and Indonesia.
John studied voice at Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Southeastern Louisiana University, and sang such roles as Simone in Gianni Schicchi, and showed his range of talent in operas ranging from Mozart to Verdi. He has performed with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Delaware Valley Opera, New York Opera Forum, Sarasota Opera, New York City Opera in their debut of Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and the Natchez Opera Festival.
His roles include Colline in La Boheme, Ferrando in Il Trovatore, Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte, Pistola in Falstaff, and Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, and Sparafucile in Rigoletto. In 2005, He won grants from both the Licia Albanese Foundation, and the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges. He recently participated as a featured soloist in “Passion” – the First International Masterclass for Classical Singers, held in Gummersbach, Germany. In December of 2013, he made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Mozart’s Requiem.