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KORY REID, countertenor, is excited to begin his eighth season with Chanticleer. Mr. Reid studied Music Education at Pepperdine University and completed a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California. Kory is a sought-after countertenor soloist who has sung for Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, Los Robles Master Chorale, Catgut Trio, USC Chamber Singers, Pepperdine University Concert Choir and Collegium Musicum, and for many diverse choral recitals and church music programs across the country. Barbershop music is a salient component of his personality; he earned a barbershop chorus gold medal with the Westminster Chorus in the 2010 International Barbershop Chorus Contest, and can often be found singing tags on street corners. Mr. Reid teaches private voice and stays active as a music educator, clinician, and ensemble coach for all types of vocal ensembles.