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Ndumiso Nyoka received his Bachelor of Practical Music with honors from the University of  KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. Born in Ladysmith, South Africa, Ndumiso received his MM and PD from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. During his study in South Africa, Ndumiso sang the roles of Gherardo in Puccini’ Gianni Schicchi, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Lt. Joseph  Cable in Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, and Tony in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side  Story. Ndumiso sang the role of Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and reprised the roles of Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Tony in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. He performed the role of Renuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in Amalfi Italy in July 2017 and will sing Oronte in the 2018 Meadows Opera production of Handel’s Alcina. Ndumiso is honored to have participated in the opening 67-minute launch of the Nelson Mandela Day celebration in  Paris on July 18, 2013.  

He was one of the Dallas Opera Outreach Program’s opera scholars since 2016 and sang the role of Bastien in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne through the 2016-2017 academic years and also sang Miguel in Offenbach’s Pepito through the 2017-2019 academic years. Ndumiso is the 2016  First Place Winner of the Graduate Men’s Division of the TEXOMA Region Competition sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and in November 2017 was named the TEXOMA NATS Artist Award winner. Ndumiso sang Nathan for the World premiere of  “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” by jazz legend Terence Blanchard and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.


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