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Kendrick Williams





  • Opera/Musical Theatre
  • Music

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  • Upstate
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Entrepreneur, Mentor and Singer Kendrick D. Williams, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being afforded a wide range of performance opportunities, Williams is steadily gaining momentum on operatic and community outlets and has a growing heart for reaching the community in which he lives and the ones around him. In addition to giving local recitals and masterclasses to High School students within the state, Williams performs regularly with local and non-local ensembles. Kendrick debuted “GLORY” composed by grammy nominated flautist Valerie Coleman, written to celebrate the life and legacy of USC’s first African-American professor Richard Greener.
To date, Williams has performed several roles in operas ranging from the classical works of Mozart to the verismo operas of Puccini. He has appeared in leading roles with Claflin University Lyric Opera, Loyola University Opera Theater, New Orleans Opera, Opera Creole, and Opera at USC . While making appearances with the Charleston Chamber Orchestra and the Louisiana Philharmonic for oratorio works that include Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. More recently soloist for Brahms Requiem, Op. 45 with Columbia Choral Society.