Glenn D. Guhr


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  • Professional
  • Biography


  • D.M.A., Vocal Performance, University of Washington , 2002
  • M.M., Music History, Kansas State University , 1987
  • B.A., Music, Tabor College


  • PLU Faculty Development Award, School of Arts and Communication - 2012
  • Critic's Choice "Best Actor in a Musical" Tacoma News-Tribune - 2011
  • Inducted into Iota Kappa Lambda music honor society - 1987

Professional Memberships/Organizations


Equally at home in everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim and Monteverdi to Verdi, baritone Glenn Guhr has always prided himself on his versatility as a performer. He has appeared in operas, operettas, musicals, plays, and film. In recent years, he sang the baritone solos for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Carmina Burana and played Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love and the title role in Don Pasquale for Tacoma Opera. Dr. Guhr is also an educator, with experience in vocal and dramatic instruction, lecturing on music history, and outreach performance programs. Dr. Guhr acted as Tacoma Opera’s Production/Education and Outreach Manager during the Covid shutdown and subsequent reopening, arranging dozens of short, online recitals and directing several opera films for online viewing. His most recent directorial efforts were for a production of Faust for Kitsap Opera. Besides his work in the theater, Dr. Guhr is also active on the concert and recital stage, and can be heard on the soundtracks of many video games.

Dr. Guhr has an MM in Music History from Kansas State University and a DMA in Voice from the University of Washington. He is currently on the voice faculty of Pacific Lutheran University and the Tacoma Music Academy.