Garrett States – Vocal and Acting Coach

Having double-majored in college in Vocal Production and Theatre with a minor in Psychology, and after spending many years covering the globe singing and acting in shows, Garrett’s passion has turned to teaching. Garrett States offers his guidance to many St. Louis area aspiring musicians, singers, voice actors and stage actors.

Garrett’s career began as a singer/actor in summer stock at the MUNY Opera in St. Louis, where he grew up.  While still studying vocal production at Webster University in St. Louis, Garrett was privileged to be the youngest baritone to solo with the St. Louis Symphony.

Early in his career, Garrett was invited by the Italian Ambassador to sing at the National Symphonic Ball at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., where the Ambassador was being honored.

He continued studies at the MET Studios in NYC with John Reardon.  Over the years, Garrett has taken Master Classes with opera greats Pavarotti, Sutherland, Horne, Milnes and others.

While studying in NYC Garrett got a part in a show named Unsinkable Molly Brown.  The musical theatre “bug” had bitten and Garrett didn’t return to continue operatic studies, although he still loves to attend the opera when possible.

Garrett went on to do extensive concert work around the world, singing in many concerts in Vienna, Austria and at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy.

Garrett State’s additional national and international theatre credits include:

  • Phil in Milk and Honey
  • Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Don Quixote in Man Of La Mancha
  • Hajj in Kismet
  • King Arthur in Camelot
  • Emile in South Pacific
  • Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance
  • Phantom in a European tour of Phantom of the Opera

In the Far East, as part of the “100 Day Celebration” of the hand-over of Hong Kong, Garrett played opposite Marie Osmond, as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.  He’s even been honored to perform for the Royal Family of Thailand.

While Garrett currently resides in Missouri, he tries to see family and friends in Europe as often as possible.  You’ll find him spending a great deal of time teaching voice and acting out of Concerts International LLC Vocal and Acting Studios in Kirkwood, Missouri.

Garrett is a proud member of:

  • Actors’ Equity Association
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce