Gregory Gardner

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A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Gregory Gardner began singing at an early age and garnered praise over the years for the richness and beauty of his voice. He earned the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in voice from Howard University and pursued post graduate vocal study at the Maurice Ravel Academy in St. Jean-de-Luz, France and the Summer Vocal Institute in Graz, Austria.

The bass-baritone has performed locally and nationally in opera, oratorio, and musical theater, creating such roles as Tom in Gershwin’s Blue Monday with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; Jim and Jake in the Virginia Opera production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess; Figaro in the Fayetteville State University Summer Opera production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; and John Lewis in the Civil Rights musical, If This Hat Could Talk, directed by Tony Award winner George Faison.

Mr. Gardner has performed as guest artist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and currently teaches on the voice faculty at Norfolk State University.