Teaching Artist Statement
I gear my teaching toward my students’ individual goals. My method is based mostly on developing a healthy singing voice from a healthy speaking voice. Whether you’re auditioning for a top conservatory or just trying to sing better in chorus I hold my students to the highest standard: their personal best.
A native of Kingston, MA, Andrew Garland earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from UMass Amherst, Master of Music in Voice Performance from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and and Artist Diploma in Opera, also from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has taught vocal masterclasses universities and opera apprentice programs all over the country. Under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation he served in residencies all around the country giving the foundation's groundbreaking 'informances:' interactive presentations on song literature that include live performance. He joined South Shore Conservatory in 2008 and has been teaching private lessons since 1996. Garland is also currently on voice faculty at Brown University.
Baritone Andrew Garland has performed all around the country as well as Europe and Asia in operas, concerts and song recitals. Highlights of his performing experience include Carnegie Hall, Seattle Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Baroque and the Atlanta Symphony. He has won nearly a dozen voice competitions, most recently the 2010 Lavinia Jensen Competition. Commercial recordings include - Puccini’s La Bohème on Telarc, On The Other Shore: Folk Song Settings by Steven Mark Kohn and A Pocket of Time: Songs of Lee Hoiby with Lee Hoiby, piano and American Portraits GPR records.