As one of the most sought-after young baritones in the Chicago area, Tamaron Conseur has established himself in the City of Big Shoulders' classical music scene. A native of San Diego, California, Mr. Conseur began singing with the San Diego Children's Chorus at age five. He was privileged to attend San Diego's School of Creative and Performing Arts for eight years where he received training in dance and musical theater. While at SCPA he worked with noted music educator and choral conductor Gail McKinney, singing in her nationally recognized Choral Ensemble.
Mr. Conseur earned his Bachelor of Music at San Diego State University where he specialized in Vocal Performance. He attended SDSU on a music scholarship and graduated with Distinction in Music. While at SDSU he immersed himself in opera studies, performing in numerous scenes shows. Also with the SDSU Opera Theater he sang the role of the Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. While in school, Mr. Conseur began singing professionally when he was hired as a Core Chorister of the San Diego Opera Chorus. In addition, he competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in San Diego, earning an Encouragement Award.
Next Mr. Conseur moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University's Beinen School of Music on a merit scholarship. At Northwestern he studied voice with Bruce Hall and received vocal coaching from Richard Boldrey and Alan Darling. Under influential stage director Jay Lessenger, Mr. Conseur excelled artistically when he portrayed John Sorel in NU Opera Theater's new production of The Consul. While studying at NU, Mr. Conseur worked as the Baritone Section Leader and Assistant Conductor at Alice Millar Chapel with Music Director Stephen Alltop.
Having completed his Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at Northwestern University, Mr. Conseur is in demand as a performer in the Chicago area. He currently sings in the choruses of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and last season performed with Chicago Opera Theater as a member of the ensemble. He is a soloist and section leader at the Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Illinois. In other professional endeavors Mr. Conseur has performed as a soloist with the Green Lake Festival of Music, the Peninsula Music Festival, the Glenview Concert Band, the Harper Festival Chorus and the Dunbar Early Music Festival. He is a past finalist and prize winner in the Bel Canto Foundation Competition and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition.
Mr. Conseur is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing(NATS), the American Guild of Musical Artists(AGMA), and of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.