A Brief Bio

Chris Turner, baritone, is a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in church music and vocal performance, double majoring at the undergraduate level, from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. His Doctor of Musical Arts in voice performance with a minor in vocal pedagogy was earned at Louisiana State University under the guidance of Robert Grayson, formerly a tenor at the New York City opera. His post-doctoral study was in vocal pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music under the experienced tutelage of Dr. Robert McIver.

Turner also gained experience through the years of coaching with legendary teachers and coaches like Virginia Botkin and Harold Heiburg of the University of North Texas and the internationally renowned vocal pedagogue Richard Miller of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Turner's performance experience in opera and musical theater is quite extensive.  A few examples of his performance credits include:

Some examples of his oratorio credits include the baritone soloist in:

His professional affiliations include membership in the Houston Chapter, Texas-Oklahoma Chapter, and National Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Texas Music Educator's Association, the National Voice Foundation, and the International Phonetic Alphabet Association.