Adjunct Instructor, Music
Garrett Torbert, tenor, joined the Judson faculty as adjunct instructor in January 2019. He made his professional debut with the Mobile Opera in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. In 2017, Mr. Torbert appeared with Red River Lyric Opera in Texas as Oronte in Alcina and returned for his second season this past summer as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. He has appeared in a variety of roles as a member of the University of Alabama Opera Theatre, including Colonel Johnson in the world premiere of Amir Zaheri’s Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story, Fenton in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, conducted by Laurie Rogers, Jonathan in Jeremy Gill’s Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain, conducted by Caleb Harris, and the celebrant in Mark Adamo’s rarely heard Avow. In 2018, Torbert was a finalist in the Vann Vocal Institute’s Emerging Artist Competition and was a winner of the Alabama Music Teachers Association Young Artist Voice Competition. Also in 2018, Torbert made debuts with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra under Adam Flatt as Rodolfo in selections from La bohème and Turandot, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra as soloist in the Mozart Requiem, and the Tuscaloosa String Quartet Society as soloist in Handel’s Messiah. Recently, he sang Tony in West Side Story. He recently presented at the 2019 National Opera Association conference his research on 19th century French tenor Gilbert Duprez’s opera Samson. Currently, Torbert is a D.M.A. candidate in Vocal Performance at the University of Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.