Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education - choral emphasis Stetson University Master of Music - vocal performance Boston University Graduate Diploma - vocal performance New England Conservatory Artist Diploma - opera performance Royal College of Music
Mr. Tai Oney
Hailed by Opera News for the “richness and pliability of his [voice],” countertenor Tai Oney has been a prizewinner in several competitions, including claiming a prestigious Sullivan Foundation Award and a US-Postgraduate Fulbright Award. A Finalist in the Cesti Singing Competition, Semi-Finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition, and a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Tai has performed with companies such as the London Handel Festival; Opéra de Baugé; Innsbruck Festival of Early Music; Finnish National Opera; Brisbane Baroque; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; The Dallas Opera; Longborough Festival Opera; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Birmingham Opera Company; English Touring Opera; Opera Parallèle; Deutsche Oper Berlin; The Hanover Band; and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
Tai has been a member of the Central City Opera and a guest artist for the Palm Beach Opera young artist program. He holds degrees from Stetson University (BME), Boston University (MMus), the New England Conservatory of Music (GDip), the Royal College of Music International Opera School (ArtDip), and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Music Education at Boston University.
AP Music Theory
Pi Kappa Lambda (Alpha Kappa Chapter – Boston University)
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA)
Missouri Choral Directors Association (MCDA)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association (SLSMEA)
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME)