Gregory Gardner, Vice President

Gregory Gardner, baritone, earned the degrees Bachelor- and Master of Music in voice from Howard University and did post-graduate study at Chautauqua Institute (Chautauqua, NY), The American Institute of Musical Studies (Graz, Austria), L’Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel (St. Jean-de-Luz, France), and obtained the Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business (New York, NY). He has performed nationally and internationally in opera, musical theater, oratorio, and concert productions, including the roles of Tom in the New York Pops staging of Gershwin’s Blue Monday at Carnegie Hall; Mr. Moss in Copland’s The Tender Land with the Christopher Newport University Opera; Figaro in the Fayetteville State University Summer Opera production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; Papageno in Opera Camerata’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Belcore with the Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department’s The Elixir of Love (Donizetti), Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Simeon in L’Enfant Prodigue (Debussy), Rufus in Harlem Heyday, and the preacher in God’s Trombones (Ringwald). He has performed as guest artist with the Huntington Chamber Symphony; Brooklyn Chamber Music Society; the Roy Prescod Chorale on its tours of Panama, Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with its concert choir on their tours of Germany, Hawaii, and Bermuda; the Easton Choral Art Society during its Gershwin centennial celebration at the historic Avalon Theater; The North of England Festival Choir in its American productions of Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius. In 2005, he created the role of John Lewis in the Civil Rights musical If This Hat Could Talk directed by Tony Award winner George Faison. Most recently he sang the roles of Jim and Jake (cover) in the Virginia Opera production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Since 2007, he has taught voice at Norfolk State University and Hampton University.