Texas Tech University

Gregory Brookes

Associate Professor of Voice

Email: gregory.brookes@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8561

Office: School of Music, Room 116

Additional Emailggbrookes@yahoo.ca

Gregory Brookes

Dr. Gregory Brookes is an associate professor of music at Texas Tech University where he serves as chair of the voice area and teaches applied voice, graduate and undergraduate vocal pedagogy, and lyric diction. He holds degrees from The University of Calgary, Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

As a singer, he has been praised for his “rich baritone sound” and “Shakespearean acting.” After receiving a BMus in clarinet performance from the University of Calgary, he pursued graduate work at the Eastman School of Music where he earned a Master of Music in vocal performance and literature. He subsequently earned a Performer's Diploma and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

He has performed with opera companies throughout North America including NUOVA Opera Edmonton, Opera in Concert of Toronto, Eastman Opera Theatre, Brevard Music Festival, Indiana University Opera Theatre, Indiana University Theatre, Ohio Light Opera, and Opera Fort Collins. He has earned praise for both his operatic and musical theatre roles, some of which include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Lindorf in Les Contes d'Hoffman, Don Geronio in The Turk in Italy, the title role in Sweeney Todd, Pooh Bah in The Mikado, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Elviro in Xerxes, Orgon in Tartuffe, the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Cervantes in Man of LaMancha, Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Billus in South Pacific.

In addition to his lyric theatre performances, he is a frequent collaborator with numerous choral societies, having sung the baritone solos for Brahms's German Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's The Creation, Orff's Carmina Burana, the Duruflé Requiem, and the Mozart Requiem. In 2012, he was invited to perform with the Honduran National Orchestra where he sang the bass solo in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at a nationally televised concert celebrating the change of the Mayan calendar.

Dr. Brookes is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and was an Associate Instructor of voice at Indiana University for four years. He has been a faculty member of Queen's University, St. Lawrence College, and Colorado State University, having taught applied voice, vocal pedagogy, song literature, opera history, opera workshop, and freshman voice studio. He was also Director of Opera at Colorado State University, where he directed Le nozze di Figaro, The Gondoliers, and Sweeney Todd.