Known for his signature portrayal of the title role in Porgy and Bess, having performed it with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia   Orchestra, National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, as well as the most illustrious orchestras on the North American continent, and at the Ravinia, Vail and Saratoga festivals.

In addition to Mr. Deas doing a demonstration during the class, he will also coach a few of the advanced students of the Choir School singing art songs and arias.