|Spencer Lawrence Boyd, 23 year-old tenor, has been blessed with an exciting start to his singing career. Boyd sang the leading role of Vincent in Charles Gounod’s lesser-known masterpiece Mireille in Périgeuex, France (Summer ’16) and took on two new roles in Fall ’16; Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Arlecchino (Pagliacci). Other 2016 engagements included Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Chapman and a debut performance with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra (Costa mesa, CA) in The Pirates of Penzance. In April Boyd is giving a Graduate Voice Recital in Ludwig Recital Hall, and singing Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro with Cleveland Opera Theater. This summer he will be covering Nika Magadoff (The Magician) in Menotti’s The Consul with Nightingale Opera Theater in Hudson, OH and will also be in the young artist program there. Spencer has recently performed scenes from roles including Roméo, Faust, Macduff, Hoffman, Don José, and Fenton. Accolades include being a three-time winner of the Voices of Canton Scholarship Competition, premiering two new vocal works with the Cleveland Composer’s Guild, and singing in masterclasses with such renowned performers as Rod Gilfry, Sally Wolf, Milena Kitic, and Bruce Sledge. Also an up and coming music/voice teacher, Spencer has a voice studio of about 20 high school students and teaches at both Jackson and Massillon High Schools in Stark County. Boyd is currently in the second semester of his master’s degree at Kent State University and holds a graduate assistant position there. Boyd would like to thank his family and friends for all their support and above all God, through whom all things are made possible. Philippians 4:13.