LOGAN S. SHIELDS, soprano, is elated to begin his third season with Chanticleer. A peculiarly proud Michigander, Mr. Shields has studied vocal performance at Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University. While living in Grand Rapids, he performed with St. Mark's Episcopal, Schola Choir of the Diocese, and OperaGR. Most recently, he worked with an array of singers from many of America's top choirs in the professional ensemble Audivi, based in Ann Arbor, under the direction of Noah Horn. Outside of the classical realm he has been featured in DownBeat Magazine's Student Music Awards, winning "Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group of 2014" for his contributions on the Aaron Garcia Band's album, Glass Girl. Other passions include craft beer, absurdism, freestyle rap, pugs, and spending time with his partner, Gabrielle.