November 1, 2018
Rev. Perry Brisbon, who has been with the Drexel University Performing Arts Department since 2007 as an instructor Private Voice and Vocal pedagogy, has now been named the Director of the Drexel University Gospel Chorus. Rev. Brisbon has served various Gospel choirs as Director, Vocal clinician and guest conductor. Perry Brisbon, Tenor, has rendered stellar performances with the Orlando Opera Company, Edmonton Opera (Alberta Canada), Opera Ebony/Opera North, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Kennedy Center, Lake George Opera Festival, the Bienale Festival of Munich, Germany, as well as Ashlawn Opera Festival. Equally comfortable in recital and oratorio, he has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the South New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Lancaster Symphony among others.
Honors include: Winner of the Luciano Pavarotti/Opera Company of Philadelphia International Voice Competition, recipient of the Richard Gold Memorial Award of the Shoshona Foundation, winner of the National Society of Arts and Letter Award, Mid. Atlantic Region, Twice winner of the Mario Lanza Competition, recipient of the Licia Albanese-Puccini Grant, recipient of the Philadelphia Music Foundation Grant, and winner of the W. Russell Johnson award. Most recently, Mr. Brisbon has been featured in the acclaimed book by author, Elaine Mack: Black Classical Musicians of Philadelphia.