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CRS Barn Studio Artists:

Gary Race - director and performance coach


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Gary Race

Most recently, stage director, teacher, arts educator (and occasional performer) Gary Race served as Interim Artistic Director for the national touring ensemble TALES & SCALES.  Before this he served as  Director of the Martha Ellen Tye Opera Theater at the University of Iowa, and previously as Director of Opera for the Cleveland Institute of Music.  For two seasons he was also Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Cleveland.  His thirty-some years of experience have included directing over 100 productions for regional companies including Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Ithaca Opera, Whitewater Opera, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Utah Opera among others.  In 1994 he made his European debut directing MADAMA BUTTERFLY for the Stadttheater Lueneburg in Germany.  As an educator he has presented workshops on performance techniques in many colleges and universities including The Manhattan School of Music, Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, Duquesne, Syracuse, Miami University, Ithaca College, Colgate, and the University of Maryland at College Park, among others.  He has created and directed arts education programs for many opera companies, for Gateway to the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, and the National Symphony Orchestra, where he continues to serve as Education Consultant.  His programs have won several awards including a national “A+” award from the National Education Association. Currently, he teaches privately in both Binghamton and New York City.

Gary Race Biography 2009

Gary in Pirates

Gary Race as the Major General with Joanna Manring (front R) as Kate and Amanda Chmela as Edith (front L)
also pictured: Laurie Hemmings (rear L), Laura Gladd (rear R). August 2009 CRS Barn production of Pirates of Penzance



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CRS Barn Studio
2622 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-2043   (9am-7pm EST)