SSG Keenan McCarter

, baritone


Birmingham, AL

Joined the Army:


Joined the band:


Bachelor's Degree:

Alabama State University

Master's Degree:

Southern Illinois University

Staff Sergeant Keenan McCarter made his operatic debut with Southern Illinois Summer Music Festival in 2012 as the Duke of Verona in “Romeo and Juliet,” and has made solo appearances with Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Southern Great Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Southern Illinois Summer Music Festival, American Chamber Opera, Candid Concert Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Opera in the Neighborhoods.” Award highlights include the Southern Illinois Young Artist Organization Vocal Competition, Opera Idol of Chicago finalist, and The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges 2013.