Singer, performer, and teacher CodyRay Caho finds a well of encouragement springing from the many processes of art and its creation. His curiosity in our world's stories lies at the heart of his work. CodyRay's training includes a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia along with a Master of Music degree in opera performance from Arizona State University. He has performed with organizations such as Arizona Opera, Cincinnati Opera, American Lyric Theater, the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Tri Cities Opera, among others.
Contemporary music remains at the core of CodyRay’s interests. Most recently CodyRay has collaborated with the Nahant Music Festival in Massachusetts on the premiere of Francine Trester's chamber opera, Keepers of the Light. In the summer of 2018, he appeared in the ensemble of the US premiere of Another Brick in the Wall with Cincinnati Opera - an operatic adaptation of Pink Floyd’s heralded album/later-turned movie The Wall. He has also performed in the workshop of a new children’s opera, A Halloween Tree, by Theo Popov in collaboration with the American Lyric Theater whose goal is to build a new body of operatic repertoire for new audiences by nurturing composers and librettists, developing sustainable artistic collaborations, and contributing new works to the national canon.
In recital he has premiered two songs composed by partner and collaborator, Michael Lewis, in their second self-produced recital, Living Scars: Songs of Trauma and Healing - a working recital whose purpose is to discuss and reflect cycles of trauma and healing in our personal lives through song and spoken word with help from La Frontera - local Phoenix suicide prevention center - and Master Addiction and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Amy Morris.