Brady Shepherd

Lyric Baritone Brady Shepherd, one of Octarium's founding voices, is a former student of the UMKC Conservatory of Music where he received vocal training from Michael Cousins. With a voice that has been described as "luxuriant and supple" (Paul Horsley, Kansas City Star), Shepherd boasts a wide-ranging performance resume that includes roles such as Marco in Gianni Schicci, Lescaut in Manon, Harlekin in Ariadne Auf Naxos, Moon/Starveling Schlucker in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Judas in Godspell, and John Truett in Meet Me in St. Louis.   Shepherd was privileged to sing under choral masters such as Eph Ely and Jing Ling Tam, which deepened his appreciation for the choral setting and his varied vocal experience brings a depth and a breadth to Octarium's choral blend.