Gretchen Farrar

  • Senior Associate Director of Development

Gretchen Farrar is happy to be back in Eugene where she received a Master’s in Music in Voice Performance from the University of Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Fellow.  Gretchen has significant experience in development and arts administration obtained with New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, Richard Tucker Music Foundation, and Burlington City Arts in Vermont, where she was most recently Development Director.  A soprano, Gretchen has performed with Anchorage Opera, Eugene Opera, Hudson Opera Theater, Dicapo Opera, Elysium-Between Two Continents, and in a variety of recital series.  Gretchen’s special connection to Bach is that she studied German in Bach's home city of Leipzig through a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service.  In her free time, Gretchen enjoys exploring Oregon’s great outdoors with her family and practicing her opera languages with anyone who will endure some funky but well-intended grammar.



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