John Garst

Visiting Lecturer in Voice

SFA 108

(501) 450-5772

Tenor John Garst was born in Dallas, Texas. He has his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, which included special training in Vocal Pedagogy. His Masters and Bachelor degrees are from the University of Arkansas. His performances include numerous operatic roles, including Radames, Don Jose, Cavaradossi, Duke of Mantua, Canio, Tamino, Calaf, Alfredo, Belmonte, Max, Froh, and Camille de Rosillion. He has been seen at the Florida Grand Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Hungarian State Opera, Darmstadt State Opera, Kaiserslautern Opera, and Theater Nordhausen, among many others. Mr. Garst sang the World Premier of Lori Laitman’s opera, The Scarlet Letter, where he tackled the challenging role of Reverend Dimmsdale, to  rousing critical success. While in Germany, in 2001, this tenor performed for the opening of the German Chancellor’s Office in Berlin. Concert performances include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. Lied von der Erde. His performance of Schubert’s song cycle, Die schöne Műllerin, was a highlight during his doctoral studies at UNT.