Our Team

At The Podcast Opera Company, our team is made up of passionate individuals who all work hard to tell your stories. We connect with the best local librettists, composers, performers, and producers to create unique works of art and deliver them right to your ears. Let us know how we’re doing by leaving a comment below!

POCO team member Henry Hubbard

Henry Hubbard

Executive Director, Producer, Host

Henry is a musician, teacher, entrepreneur, amateur human rights advocate and semi-professional contrarian. He founded The Podcast Opera Company to challenge preconceptions about musical genre and the role of music in everyday life. Henry earned an M.M. in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy and an M.M. in Musicology from the Peabody Conservatory. His thesis, “‘Pulitzer Kenny’ and the Culture of Classical Music: A Study of Cultural Prizes, Controversy, and a Capital-Based Alternative to Musical Value” provides a new framework for analyzing music as an exchange of symbolic capital between members of different musical cultures, specifically those of hip-hop and classical music.

As a tenor, Henry has performed opera, art song, pop/contemporary music, and currently serves as a Vocal Fellow for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Henry also works as a Development Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins School of Education and holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance and B.B.A in Finance from James Madison University.

POCO team member Erik Grendahl

Erik Grendahl

Assistant Director, Business Operations and Project Management

Erik graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with degrees in statistics and voice performance. After performing with local opera companies in D.C., and also working as a product manager for a media measurement company in Northern Virginia, Erik realized he wanted to work on projects that spark constructive conversations about the betterment of our world. This is why he’s so excited to be a part of the Podcast Opera Company team!

In addition to his responsibilities at PoCo, he will be starting his master’s degree in voice at Juilliard in the fall. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, reading, playing with his rescued cats and spending time with his fiancée.

POCO team member Abigail Hart

Abigail Hart

Manager, Marketing and Strategic Communications

Abigail Hart is a professional opera singer, director, stage manager and teacher. Abigail’s work in opera has been centered around the cutting edge of new music, exploring new meanings of connection through music and fostering dialogues surrounding the role of arts in society as a whole and on a community level. 

Abigail holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University and a Masters of Music from the Peabody Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. Her operatic successes include her Kennedy Center debut in 2018, and winning the George R. Woodhead Endowed Prize in Voice from the Peabody Institute in 2019.

POCO team member Shaul Leket-Mor

Shaul Leket-Mor

Research Assistant

Shaul Leket-Mor is a student in his fourth studying Classical Vocal Performance at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Shaul’s artistic ambitions primarily focus on collaboration and fostering identity/community through art.

Besides his artistic goals, he also wants to elicit positive change within his community by encouraging political activism and engagement. In his free time, Shaul likes to explore other artistic pursuits, such as painting and sketching.

POCO team member Carly Cummings

Carly Cummings

Production Coordinator

Carly Cummings is an operatic soprano, assistant director, stage manager, and collaborative artist currently living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Because Carly has performed in and worked on operas ranging from baroque to contemporary, she highly values working with fellow artists and collaborators to create a supportive and open-minded musical environment. Carly is excited to pursue these values further with all of the artists involved with The Podcast Opera Company.

Carly received her Bachelors degree in vocal performance from San Diego State University and recently received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Peabody Conservatory. Carly was most recently featured with Peabody Conservatory as Magda in Puccini’s La Rondine. Carly’s performance accolades include her debut at Carnegie Hall and winning San Diego Campus Superstar, both in 2018.

More about Carly’s work can be found at carlycummingssoprano.com

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