Cameron E. Potts
MEDIA. MUSIC. MINISTRY. — Cameron, 21 yrs, began singing at age 6. He was quoted as saying: “I like to sing, but not in front of people.” However, that quickly changed because his passion for singing grew. His parents noticed that there was something special about the quality of his voice, and always encouraged him to keep singing. In 2010, at age 12, Cameron performed in his first leading role as “Amahl” in the Opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” for Morgan State Universities Opera Workshop under the direction of, then, Dr. Vincent Stringer. In the Fall of 2018 at Morgan State University, he performed in the same opera but in a different leading role as one of the Three Kings. Upon arriving to High School in 2012, attending Baltimore City College High School, where he further received formal vocal training, Cameron was invited to do several solo projects in Baltimore and the surrounding counties. He was a member of the infamous Baltimore City College Choir, under the direction of Maestra Linda Hall and Maestro Marcus D. Smith, where he sang at several venues around the country, one including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference Honors Choir in Boston, Massachusetts and also, around the world traveling to Rome, Italy.
Other than singing, Cameron was a former member of the Baltimore City Swim Club and the Aqua Eagles Swim Team at Coppin State University, where his swim times could be compared to college age swimmers. In 2014 he joined the Baltimore City College High School swim team representing the school in several swim meets before graduating.
Furthermore, Cameron has always had an interest in the media and public speaking. While attending Baltimore City College High School, He was a student reporter for Baltimore City Public Schools. He has covered stories of schools across the city and reported them on the cable Education Channel 77. During the summer of 2016 Cameron worked as a youth leader in Media Production for Baltimore City Youth Works. This position afforded him the opportunity to attend a week of media workshops at Morgan State University. In the fall as a freshman at Morgan State University, he did an internship at WEAA 88.9 FM. During the summers of 2017 and 2018 he combined his use of peoples’ skills and communications to work as a Human Resources College Peer Mentor through the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program and then in the Summer of 2019 as College Peer Mentor through the ACCESS Orientation Program (Morgan State University). Through this, he has been able to mentor over 60+ teens/young adults as they worked across the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins university/campus locations as well as the incoming freshman class of 2023 for Morgan State University.
Cameron recently graduated (May 2020) from Morgan State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Vocal Performance. He studied under the tutelage of highly-acclaimed Baritone, Robert Cantrell. He was involved in many student organizations on campus. He was a part of The Bear TV News Team as anchor and reporter. Also, Cameron was a proud member of the Morgan State University Choir and University Singers where he served as Librarian and Student Assistant to Dr. Eric Conway, Director of the Morgan State University Choir and Chair of the Fine & Performing Arts Department. He traveled internationally and performed with the choir in areas such as Spain, Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, The United Kingdom, and in venues nationally, such as the opening for the National Museum of African-American History and Culture and also the Kennedy Center where he sang background vocals for artists such as South-African-Native, Angelique Kidjo, Pearl-Jam band leader, Eddie Vedder, and Pop-Singer, Ke$ha just to name a few. In the Spring of 2018, Cameron became a proud member and Eagle Brother of the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity, Inc. where he served as Chapter President among other titles and he also served as President of The Council of Independent Organizations - MSU Section.
In his spare time, Cameron loves to write, stay involved in the arts (singing/playing piano/theatre), stay current on local and national news stories, shoot/edit video, travel, cook, and spend quality time with his family. He especially loves to spend time with his sister, Candace Potts, who is a Morgan State University Alumna, studied music, and was heavily-involved within the Morgan State University Choir. She now currently performs and travels nationally and internationally with groups and as an individual artist.
In his own words: “My life is the stage...I desire to see HIS name put in lights! I give all praise and honor to God for every opportunity and blessing.”