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Andrew Garland, Teaching Associate

Baritone Andrew Garland is saluted for having a ‘distinctly American presence’ (The New York Times) and for his coloratura which borders on the ‘phenomenal.’ (Opera News). He performs in wide-ranging leading operatic roles at the Seattle Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Nevada Opera, Dayton Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Utah Symphony and Opera, among others. Concert highlights include performances with the Ravinia Festival, Atlanta Symphony, National Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic, Delaware Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, University Musical Society (University of Michigan), Washington Master Chorale at the Kennedy Center and the New York Festival of Song at Carnegie Hall.

Rapidly becoming known as an important recitalist, (“The fine art of poetry in music has found a rare ambassador” – Matthew Gurewitsch,) Mr. Garland creates programs of “Living American Composers,” working with today’s classical songwriters to program lively and inventive concerts, which he performs across the continent often under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Mr. Garland’s recordings include Puccini’s La Bohème with the Atlanta Symphony (Telarc), a disc of songs by Lee Hoiby accompanied by the composer on piano (Naxos) and a disc of folk song settings by Steven Mark Kohn (Azica). A new disc of 21st century American songs is due out on the new GPR label.  Andrew took home 2nd prize in the Jose Iturbi International Music Competition. He is also the winner of the Washington International, American Traditions, Lotte Lehman, William C. Byrd, Opera Columbus and NATS New England competitions.

Mr. Garland has been teaching private lessons since 2000 and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from UMass Amherst and a Master of Music in voice and Artist Diploma in Opera from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.