Tislam
Swift

Tenor
Tislam Swift
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Tislam Swift has performed on a wide array of concert stages, theaters, and opera houses. He discovered his love for opera as a member of the Atlanta Opera Chorus, under the direction of Maestro Walter Huff.
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Tislam Swift

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Tislam Swift has performed on a wide array of concert stages, theaters, and opera houses. He discovered his love for opera as a member of the Atlanta Opera Chorus, under the direction of Maestro Walter Huff. In 2014, he participated in the Princeton OperaFestival’s production of Porgy and Bess. He has made Indiana University OperaTheater appearances in La Boheme, South Pacific, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Parsifal, Die Fledermaus as Dr.Blind, as the Comic Marcellus Washburn in Meredith Wilson’s The Music man, as Scaramuccio in Strauss’ Ariadne Ariadne Auf Naxos and most recently as a street singer soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. As a young artist, he has spent a summer at the Utah Festival Opera Musical Theaterperforming in productions of Ragtime, Porgy and Bess, and Peter Pan. Mr. Swift has been a World-Premier Artist with the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation. He is very passionate about bringing music to the community and was recently a featured artist in the City of Bloomington’s annual Black Y Brown arts festival, highlighting art songs and spirituals by Black composers. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Morehouse College and a Masters of Music from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he is currently a Doctoral student under the tutelage of tenor Russell Thomas. He is also a proud member of both Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.