Introducing... Loren Davis-Stroud
Hailing from the Windy City, Loren “Profasi” Davis-Stroud is a 2009 graduate of Hampton University, with a B.S. in Music Engineering Technology. There, she studied voice with Charlene Marchant, and arranged music for the university’s production of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls…” From 2001-2004, Loren sang with the Colors of Christmas tour in Indiana, singing background vocals for the likes of Peabo Bryson, En Vogue, John Secada, Oleta Adams, and many others. Excelling in neo-soul, spoken word, and opera, Loren has performed in Europe as well as the Midwest, Hawaii, and East Coast, winning countless honors, awards, and contests such as NAACP Act-So Awards and Illinois Music Association Awards. She is a founding member of the 105 Voices of History, National HBCU Choir that made their debut at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC on September 7, 2008. In November of 2009, she completed her astounding Senior Recital, performing works from Handel’s Messiah and Cavalleria Rusticana, as well as from other operas, oratorios and collections. Now a Hampton University alumna, Loren is currently working on her first album, scheduled to release fall 2009.