Dr. Cody Laun is a native of the Denver-metro region. He received his undergraduate training (Colorado State University — Fort Collins) and began his journey as a classical performer and music educator. He received his graduate training from the University of Florida and The University of Southern Mississippi, where he was awarded an MM and DMA. Since completing his graduate work, he has served on the faculty of several colleges and universities, including Colorado State University and Front Range Community College. He is currently on faculty at New Saint Andrews College, where he serves as Head Instructor of Voice and Artist in Residence.
Cody has appeared as a guest lecturer and clinician across the US and is in high demand along the Front Range, where he is frequently seen as a soloist with various opera companies, such as Opera Fort Collins (Roméo), Boulder Opera (Nemorino), and Loveland Opera, among others. Notable regional appearances outside Colorado include Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Mississippi, The Muses Creative Artistry Project, Mobile Opera, Festival South, and the Natchez Festival of Music. In addition to his operatic credits, Cody is often featured with several area chamber music ensembles, including the Colorado Bach Ensemble and Anima Chamber Ensemble. He enjoys collaborating on newly composed works, as well as performing operatic and choral standards.
This season, in addition to his performance with the DPO, Cody is singing the tenor solos in Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” with the South Suburban Christian Church in Parker and singing Remendado in Carmen for the student matinee with Opera Colorado.
Cody’s competition credits include NATSAA (2018 national semi-finalist), the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2015 district winner and regional finalist), and the Rose Palmai-Tenser competition (2014 finalist). He is thrilled to make his debut this season with the Denver Philharmonic.