Music Programs

Avery Bargasse

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Music and Theatre

Avery Bargassé displays an impressive command over many contemporary vocal styles; including jazz, gospel, pop, soul, R&B, Motown, folk, country and musical theater. Some of his notable performances include singing the theme song for HBO series The Wire, being a musical guest for then senator Barack Obama, singing as an opening act for R&B singer Gladys Knight, singing as an invited guest at the U.S. Department of Justice alongside gospel artists Sandi Patty, Rance Allen and the Winans family, not excluding singing background vocals for both Andy Williams and Josh Groban. In addition, he has made multiple musical appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Soulful Symphony, and is an active member of the Cincinnati May festival Chorus, where he is also a voice instructor. Avery has enjoyed a continued professional relationship with Cincinnati Opera as core chorister.

Bargassé is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory, with both a Master’s of Music in Contemporary-commercial voice pedagogy and a Bachelor’s of Music in voice performance.