Ethan received his master degree in voice at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is originally from Athol, Massachusetts and got his bachelors degree in music at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY where he performed with the American Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Boston, Ethan performed the role of Achilles in Gluck's Iphigenie en Aulide and Rodolfo in La Boheme with the Boston Opera Collaborative, Idomeneo in Idomeneo with Opera Hub, Giorgio and Poliziano in the premier of Michelangelo with Opera Providence, Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Longwood Opera, Providence Opera and Treasure Coast Opera as well as Cavaradossi in Tosca with Longwood Opera.
He is the Tenor Artist-in Residence with the Brookline Chorus He has performed with the Handel and Haydn Society, Opera Boston, and Boston Lyric Opera. In 2010 he was selected as a Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Council auditions for New England.