About Keaton Payne
Keaton Payne is a Master’s student in vocal performance at North Park University, Chicago where he studies voice with David Govertsen and is Assistant to the Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Julia Davids. There, he sings with the University Choir and Chamber Singers, and appears in the semesterly opera where he has performed the roles of Gravedigger in Myers/Long’s Buried Alive (2014) and Colas in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne. Payne is routinely featured as a soloist in North Park University’s choir program, including their most recent performance of Handel’s Messiah in which he performed with renowned musicians such as Martin Davids, David Schrader, and Brandon Acker. He is a chorister at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago’s Gold Coast under the direction of Dr. John W. W. Sherer. Payne holds a Bachelor’s in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville where he was a three-time honor’s recitalist and featured soloist for Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass in D minor. In his free time, he sings with Midwest Choral Artists in Madison, WI under the direction of Dr. Bob Demaree and Jason Troxel.