Dr. Brad Fugate, countertenor and baritone, hails from Dorchester, MA. Raised in the mountains of NC, Brad began his academic musical studies at Furman University in Greenville, SC, and continued his education by obtaining a Masters in Conducting at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He then made the decision to study voice full-time. After graduate work at Florida State in the Voice Performance department, Brad moved to Greensboro, NC, in 2002 in order to work toward a Doctorate in Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He studied voice with Dr. Carla LeFevre and graduated in 2006. Currently, he teaches voice at Brown University and is working toward a PhD in musicology at Boston University. Brad’s research focuses mainly on gender, sexuality, and cultural constructs of voice.