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Internationally Awarding-winning Baritone & Composer | Pianist | Educator | Author | Arts Equity Advocate



World premiere by The Julius Quartet in Austin, Texas


World premiere in by Babel Chorus in Toronto, Canada

Dr. Elaine Choir, conductor

Julia Frodyma, soprano soloist
Yvonne Choi, pianist


World premiere and commission by Cincinnati Song Initiative in Cincinnati, Ohio

Eric Heatley, Baritone

Donna Loewey, piano


Winner of Calliope's 2021 Call for Scores

2nd Place Composition Winner in 2021 George Shirley Competition



Del'Shawn is an internationally award-winning baritone and composer, pianist, educator, author, and arts equity advocate. When he isn't composing or performing, he is either  binge-watching a new series on Netflix with his wife, Chanel and their puppy Malachi, spending time with his beloved family or traveling around the country or Europe. He is an avid arts activist within his community serving on different boards and committies to ensure that marginalized communities have access to the transformative power of the arts. He recently released his first children's book "Do You Know What Makes a Man,"in his series Believe It! Achieve it! that seeks to empower Black youth and is preparing for a national virtual book tour. His favorite quote is, "Have courage and be kind." He  works in operations management at Guild Education in Denver, Colorado.