Gregory Gallagher a Professor at ENMU Honors His Mentors Through Song. The Chase Photo: Matthew Dale
Gregory Gallagher, a music and diction professor at Eastern New Mexico University, is presenting an operatic recital for the community Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Buchanan Hall in the music building. He will be showcasing the talents that he has been honing for many years. Gallagher has been a professor at ENMU for four years, where he teaches stage craft, diction classes and private voice lessons. Gallagher earned his bachelor’s of music in vocal performance from Ohio’s Cedarville University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in vocal performance from Louisiana State University. Outside of teaching, he has performed with and been a member of multiple opera companies including the Louisiana State University Opera and the Dayton Opera. The current opera company of which he is a member has performed in venues such as the regional opera house in Albuquerque known as Opera Southwest. He has also performed in multiple operatic stage productions like “The Merry Widow,” “The Turn of the Screw,” “Sweeney Todd” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Gallagher will be dedicating this recital to his various mentors that have educated and trained him over the years, and others that have influenced his musical craft. Although the show will have a large focus on classical music, each set will focus on a different genre of music for the different people that have influenced him. Gallagher’s musical selections will help him make this recital “enjoyable, educating and entertaining for all.” Gallagher likes to perform in recitals like this at least once a year, sometimes as an individual soloist and other times with a vocal group.