Musa Ngqungwana ’14 · bass-baritone


Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana, a native of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has been praised by The New York Times for his “rich, glowing voice and elegant legato,” and by The Wall Street Journal as “a powerful bass-baritone.”

Musa graduated with Honors in Performance (First Class) from the University of Cape Town and is also a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia. He is the author of Odyssey of an African Opera Singer, which was published in South Africa by Penguin Random House.

Roles at AVA

Artist Website

Photo by Paul Sirochman