Oberlin College and Conservatory

Professional Development Speaker Series: Dashon Burton '05

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:00pm


Join us for a conversation with Dashon Burton (‘05), a current member of the Grammy-award-winning vocal band Roomful of Teeth, about his professional singing career. Moderated by Dr. Gregory Ristow, the Director of the Division of Vocal Studies.

This talk is open to all Oberlin students.  Pre-registration is required:



Bass-baritone Dashon Burton is a native of Bronx, NY. Praised for his “nobility and rich tone,” (New York Times), he currently sings mic 7 with the Grammy-award winning vocal band Roomful of Teeth.  Burton is active in a wide range of repertoire and feels privileged to have worked with artists and ensembles all across the U.S. as well as in Cameroon, Canada, Italy and Germany. Recent collaborations include Pierre Boulez, Masaaki Suzuki and Steven Smith. He began his professional studies at Case Western Reserve University and graduated from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

Immediately upon graduation, he was invited to join Cantus, a professional men’s classical vocal ensemble based in Minneapolis. The nine member ensemble travels across the United States performing concerts, teaching clinics about ensemble singing to students of all ages, and collaborating with renowned organizations and artists including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Boston Pops, James Sewell Ballet and Bobby McFerrin. After completing his tenure with Cantus in 2009, Dashon completed his Master of Music at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, studying voice with Professor James Taylor.


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Virtual Events


Administrative, Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Professional Development



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Dashon Burton '05 smiles into the camera. He is wearing a pink T-shirt with white stripes.

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Dana Jessen

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