William is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM) and The University of Tennessee (BA). Mr. Compton’s performance experience include roles in Don Giovanni, Così fan, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Cenerentola, L’Elisir d’Amore , Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Turandot and La Traviata. He has sung with professional companies such as Cincinnati Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Dayton Opera, Knoxville Opera, Cincinnati Baroque, Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, The Crested Butte Music Festival, The Dayton Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic and Asheville Symphony. A particular highlight in his career occurred in 2008 he was invited to compete in the Richard Tucker Music Foundation for a career grant.
His concert repertoire includes such varied works as Benjamin Britten's St. Nicholas Cantata, Carmina Burana, Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Mass in C, Messiah, Elijah, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Bach's St. John Passion,St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Haydn's Creation.
Originally from Carriere, MS, Daniel Massey is currently in his third year as choir director at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee.Beginning his studies at Pearl River Community College, Massey earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from William Carey University, and continued to Southern Mississippi for his master’s degree in choral conducting. While at Southern Miss, Massey served as the assistant conductor for the Men’s Choir and Concert Choir. Massey’s stage experience includes performances in both musical theater and opera productions at The University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama, and Opera Memphis. Massey’s most recent activity as a clinician includes serving as the jazz choir clinician for the Mobile County Honor Choir Festival and vocal clinician for the Mississippi All-State Show Choir. Prior to his time in Memphis, Massey was director of choirs at UMS-Wright Preparatory School in Mobile, AL for three years and served as a district chairman for the Alabama Vocal Association for two years. At White Station, Massey directs the Freshman Women’s Choir, Advanced Women’s Choir, Chorale, and the all-female a cappella group, Key Of She. Under his direction, Key Of She placed first in the the 2017 A Cappella Education Association’s national high school championship, and along with his co-director, Joseph Powell, Massey led the Chorale to present at the 2018 Tennessee Music Education Association Conference.