Carl DuPont is an artist, innovator, and educator dedicated to Transformational Inclusion in the arts and Care of the Professional Voice. His articles can be found in The Laryngoscope and the Voice and Speech Review. His voice can be heard on the world premiere recordings of the Caldara Mass in A Major, The Death of Webern, and his solo album of art songs by Black composers entitled The Reaction.
DuPont has held center stage in performances at the New York City Opera, Annapolis Opera Company, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Carolina, Opera Columbus, First Coast Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Saratoga, Sarasota Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, El Palacio de Bellas Artes, Opera Company of Brooklyn, the IN Series, Carnegie Hall, and Leipzig Opera. He has been invited to present research and recitals in Salzburg, Rome, Stockholm, New York, Portland, and Miami. He has also proudly toured as a soloist and ensemble member with the American Spiritual Ensemble, the only professional ensemble dedicated to the preservation of the Negro Spiritual. Recent roles include Colline in La Bohème, Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers, Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, and Leporello in Don Giovanni. In concert, his recent highlights include performances with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in the title role of Elijah, in recital at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and in concert at the Anchorage Festival of Music in Alaska.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Miami (DMA), DuPont currently serves as an associate professor and director of the Pathways to DMA program at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. There, he has developed a course on art song by African American composers, co-chaired the Culturally Inclusive Task Force, and served on the Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. He achieved JHU’s Diversity Recognition Award in 2021 for his outstanding contributions in this area. He also creates and leads dynamic workshops in the private and public sector as an Executive Education faculty member in the communication vertical of the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.
Prized for his innovative approach to vocal pedagogy and higher music education DuPont has given masterclasses, lectures, and instruction for a host of organizations including the Mostly Modern Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Temple University, Morgan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Winthrop University, Eastern-NY NATS, College Music Society, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Students from his studio have: been selected the as soprano vocalist and moderator for the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, won first place in district and regional NATS competitions, sung leading roles in collegiate opera productions, and been accepted into prestigious graduate schools and summer programs. He is the artistic director of the John F. Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera summer institute which he designed to focus on blending citizen artistry with elite training for high-school aged students.
As CEO/founder of DuPont Consulting, LLC, he leverages his research, expertise, and compassion to design and implement strategic initiatives in diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and sustainability. This includes training, programming, and talent acquisition, utilizing holistic evidence-based solutions for organizations. His scalable strategies have been tailored to clients ranging from small cultural institutions to Fortune 100 companies.