Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music (Voice) and Professor of Voice (adjunct) at Morgan State University, has expounded on a career of international proportions for over two decades. From his international tours as the Sportin’ Life in The Gershwin’s’ Porgy & Bess (1999-2005) to his off-Broadway engagement with Three Mo’ Tenors (2007) and his ongoing journey with the singing quartet INSPIRATA (2010-Present), Mr. Moody has always kept vocal beauty talent through artistry first.
Raised in Washington, DC, for Duane it was always about music. From listening to his Father’s old Philly Sound Records, as well as being groomed by the many talented educators who saw his talent early on, music and the arts were a constant part of his life.
After receiving degrees from The Peabody of Johns Hopkins University and Boston University he made debuts at The Royals Festival Hall (London), Tel Aviv Opera, Des Moines Opera, Dayton Opera, New York City Opera (touring company) and a premiere solo recital at The Terrace Theatre of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC). Mr. Moody received The Outstanding Emerging Artist Award in Music from the D.C. Commission of the Arts and Humanities. In 1998, he made his professional stage debut at the IV Festival des Artes in Itu, Brazil in the role of “Sportin’ Life”.