Singing by Example: Shemwell finds her voice as an artist and coach | Features

Opera music

Before LaTasha Shemwell embarked on a music career as an independent artist pursuing the likes of R&B and neo-soul, she had her eye on a different genre after seeing a performance on television at her home in Madisonville.

“Growing up in high school, we didn’t have cable but we had public TV and I saw two African American opera singers who came on TV, Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman,” he said. she declared. “I was just mesmerized – I couldn’t stop watching it. I think I watched their concert over and over.