SSG Ian Kelly
Hometown: Woodinville, WA
Joined the Band: 2020
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Chorus
Bachelor's Degree: Boise State University
SSG Kelly began his professional career as a musician directly out of high school. He performed on Celebrity Cruise Lines for three years where he had the opportunity to travel the world as a featured entertainer. After a number of years performing musical theatre around the country, he changed genres and began studying opera with Doctor Laura Rushing-Raynes. SSG Kelly earned his Bachelor's of Music from Boise State University where he was regularly featured not only by BSU, but Opera Idaho as well.
SSG Kelly has performed all over the world. His stage credits include Roger in RENT, Juan Peron in Evita, Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Tamino in The Magic Flute, and many other leading roles. He has been honored to perform as a featured soloist at a number of national ACDA and JEN conferences, and continues to take an interest in many styles of singing.
Outside of the US Army Chorus, SSG Kelly is world renowned for his work in vocal jazz and barbershop. He has sung lead tenor for some of the world's best vocal groups. Some include "Celebration Vocal Jazz", "Parkside Harmony", and "Momma's Boys Quartet". He regularly travels to adjudicate, coach, and provide clinics to ensembles across the country.