Don Nelson is a graduate of Wichita State University. After college, he and a classmate, now-world-famous bass Samuel Ramey, toured with the National Opera Company of Raleigh, N.C. Don has also performed with opera companies in Central City, Colorado and Chautauqua, N.Y. as will as the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He has also recorded three operas with the Lyric. Don performs from time to time with the Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum of Omaha, Nebraska professional choir, conducted by Almed Berkey. Almed and her husband Jackson are regular members of Mannheim Steamroller. Just recently, Don joined other volunteer singers from the Kansas City area to augment the East Hills Singers, a chorus of inmates from Lansing Prison. Having found that a very rewarding experience, Don intends to do more concerts with them.