Kelsey Onwuzuruigbo
Vocal Performance
Location: Nashville, TN, United States
University: Fisk University
Major: Vocal Performance

Kelsey Onwuzuruigbo

Kelsey Onwuzuruigbo

Fisk University
Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance International Study in Rome, Italy

HONORS & AWARDS:

May 2010
- 2013 Recipient of the Best Featured Actress awarded by Circle Players Theatre Company for her role as Nettie in The Color Purple
- 2012 Recipient of the First Night Robe by Nashville’s xxx-xxx-xxxx - National Medal of the Arts Award Recipient
- Featured Soloist on Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sacred Journey Documentary
- Nashville Music Walk of Fame, Inductee – Fisk Jubilee Singers

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Loveland Media
Creative Director, Musical Artist, Music Curator
- Serve as programming director for artists, Kelsey Onwuzuruigbo and Nduka - Create educational and entertainment programming for target audiences
- Work with contributors to fund different outreach opportunities
- Create and edit content for social media via video, pictures, and copywriting

Teaching Artist
Speaker, Programming coordinator, Presenter
- DCJDC, Curating A Public Self, art project with photographer, Nduka Onwuzuruigbo
- Liberty Collegiate Academy and Napier Elementary, Unveiling the Voice Within
- Charles Davis Foundation in conjunction with Napier Elementary School in Nashville, TN
- Born Again Church with their Heirborn Youth Ministry

Tinney Contemporary Art Gallery
Featured Musical Artist
- Created and performed a vocal soundscape for the exhibit Typography, curated by Jamal Sheats

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum
Featured Musical Artist
- Created and performed a night of Spanish opera for the Jaume Plensa exhibit

Guitar Center Coolsprings
Vocal Instructor
- Developed the vocal technique of students
- Created individual curriculums for each student - Managed class scheduling for 7 vocal students

Mike Collins & Associates Information Technology Firm
Office/Sales Administrative Assistant
- Upheld corporate expectations for high performance at the satellite office
- Assisted sales representatives in preparing sales quotes and proposals
- Received, sorted and distributed incoming mail /shipments
- Researched product specifications needed to provide network solutions for MCA clients - Helped maintain and establish vendor relationships

Fisk Jubilee Singers – Nashville, TN
Lyric-Coloratura Soprano, Principle Vocalist
- International and nationwide travel and performance experience
- Performed with several accomplished recording artist in Nashville, TN

VOICE/THEATER EXPERIENCE:

Frederick Douglass – The Making of An American Prophet
Actor/Voice Actor/Soloist

InHouse GFX
Voice Actor

Murfreesboro Performing Arts Center production of Lady Day Principal Character, Billie Holiday

Circle Players’ production of Dreamgirls Principal Character, Deena Jones

Circle Players’ production of The Color Purple Musical Principle Character, Nettie

Rome Opera Festival’s production of L’elisir D’amore Principle Character, Adina

STUDIO RECORDINGS:

- Studio singer for John Carter Cash
- Assistant musical score writer and studio vocalist for Nashville 48 hour film festival Studio singer for Jonny Lang’s 2010 Grammy nominated song, I Believe
- Studio singer for Perry Danos’s album, This Christmas
- Studio singer for Kid Rock’s album, Rock N’ Roll Jesus
- Featured soloist on Fisk Jubilee Singers’, Sacred Journey CD/Documentary
- Studio singer for Mandisa’s album, True Beauty
- Opening artist for CeCe Winan concert

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:

- 6-week stay in Rome, Italy to perform with the Rome Opera Festival
- Guest soloist for NAACP Gala in New York City, NY
- 2-week tour, performing throughout Spain
- 2-week tour in Accra, Ghana: performed a concert at a Elmina, slave Castle
- Performed in concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
- Received a National Medal of the Arts with the Fisk Jubilee Singers from former President George W. Bush in Washington, D.C.
- Featured soloist for the Fisk Jubilee Singers at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY

Kelsey Onwuzuruigbo