The large roster of artists with whom pianist Margo Garrett has long performing relationships include sopranos Kathleen Battle, Barbara Bonney, Elizabeth Futral, the late Judith Raskin, Lucy Shelton, Dawn Upshaw, Benita Valente, mezzo Shirley Close, tenors Anthony Dean Griffey and Paul Sperry. With these and other artists, Ms. Garrett has premiered over 30 works. Her recordings can be found on Albany, CRI, Deutsche Grammophon (1992 Grammy for Best Vocal Recital), Delos, Dorian, Musical Heritage Society, Nonesuch, Orion, and Sony Classical. A devoted teacher, Ms. Garrett headed the newly created Collaborative Piano Department at The Juilliard School from 1985 – 1991 at which time she became the first holder of the Ethel Alice Hitchcock Chair in Accompanying and Vocal Coaching at the University of Minnesota’s School of Music, the first privately endowed collaborative chair in the US. In 2000, she returned to and remains a member of The Juilliard School’s Collaborative Piano faculty and taught until 2018. Ms. Garrett has held residencies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, was a judge at the 15th International Schumann Vocal Competition (2008) in Zwickau, Germany, at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and Joy in Singing, both in New York, in residence at Vancouver International Song Institute, Taiwan Normal Teacher’s University, Soochou University in Suzhou, China, Music Academy of the West, Internationale Meistersinger Akademie (IMA) in Neumarkt, Germany, Mannes School, New England Conservatory, and Boston University.
Margo Garrett was Guest Faculty at the 2016 Schmidt Vocal Institute.