Gary Durham is an active teacher, director and performer with a rich background in both classical and musical theater techniques. As an educator with over 20 years of experience, his former students are performing both on and off-Broadway and in national & international equity & non-equity tours. In addition to his work at Emerson, he teaches applied voice, lyric diction and the undergraduate opera performance class at Boston University. He has previously held various teaching positions in voice and opera at several institutions, including the University of Connecticut, The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, The Franklin School for the Performing Arts and the Community Music School at the University of Delaware. Additionally, for twelve summers, he was an instructor of voice, opera and lyric diction at The Boston University Tanglewood Institute. As a stage director, he has staged over 50 opera and music theater productions and scenes programs. In 2009, his production of Vaughan William's opera Riders to the Sea was invited to perform as part of the performing arts series at the New York Public Libary in Lincoln Center. An accomplished singer himself, his performance experience includes recital, opera and oratorio performances. He has made appearances with the Handel and Haydn Society, Opera Providence, Opera Boston, the Boston Secession, and the Boston Lyric Opera Chorus, and sung in such diverse venues as Boston's Symphony Hall, Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall, the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Pace/McGill Gallery in New York City.
M.M., Boston University