Bass-baritone Dashon Burton is a native of Bronx, NY. Praised by The New York Times for his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable…[of] raising the dead” and “nobility and rich tone,” he is active in a wide range of repertoire and feels privileged to have worked with artists and ensembles all across the US as well as in Cameroon, Canada, Italy, and Germany. Prominent collaborations include Pierre Boulez, Masaaki Suzuki, and Steven Smith. He began his studies at Case Western Reserve University and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Upon graduation, he was invited to join Cantus, a professional men’s classical vocal ensemble. He appears on their albums, including the eponymous “Cantus,” which was singled out by National Public Radio as a top ten recording of 2007. After completing his tenure with Cantus in 2009, Dashon completed his Master of Music degree at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied with Professor James Taylor.