Corey Shotwell is a tenor currently residing in Northeast Ohio specializing in the performance of music from the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries. His most frequent engagements include solo concert work from the Baroque period, including Handel’s Messiah and the cantatas of J.S. Bach. His St. John Passion Evangelist has been praised as being sung with “dramatic involvement and seeming ease” and whose “involvement in the text and its declamation was total” (ClevelandClassical.com). He also sang the role of the Evangelist in the modern-era premiere of C.P.E. Bach’s St. Luke Passion (1775).
His recent operatic engagements include appearances with Haymarket Opera Company in Chicago, the Boston Early Music Festival, and Opera Circle of Cleveland.
His many ensemble credits include solo and chorus work with Apollo’s Fire, with whom he has worked as a Young Artist Apprentice, The Newberry Consort, The Thirteen, Bach Collegium-Fort Wayne, Bella Voce, Quire Cleveland, Summit Choral Society, the Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra, and the Chicago Bach Ensemble.
Mr. Shotwell earned his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, he is an adjunct instructor of voice at both the College of Wooster and Cleveland State University, and on voice faculty in the Preparatory & Continuing Education department at the Cleveland Institute of Music.