Tenor Aaron Gallington is distinguishing himself throughout California as a powerful and communicative vocal artist. Mr. Gallington is a native of Bakersfield, California and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, Mr. Gallington sang the role of Ralph Rackstraw with Lamplighter’s Music Theatre award winning production of H.M.S. Pinafore and was a finalist with the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition in Oakland, CA. In the spring of 2015 Mr. Gallington concluded his graduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied vocal performance with tenor Benjamin Brecher. Mr. Gallington discovered his abilities while studying with American tenor Henry Price at Pepperdine University. While pursuing his bachelor degree in theatre and music, he appeared in leading roles of La Bohème and Little Women. As an undergraduate student Mr. Gallington was the recipient of several academic and performance awards. These included scholarships for both his acting abilities as well as his vocal talents. Mr. Gallington continued to refine and polish his craft through study at UCSB and performance opportunities in the Santa Barbara community. Recently, he appeared as Duke Orsino in the West Coast premier of Twelfth Night composed by faculty member Joel Feigin in collaboration with the UCSB Opera Theatre Program. He also portrayed Javier in the UCSB Opera Theatre production of Luisa Fernanda and performed scenes from The Turn of the Screw and Anna Bolena in the recent UCSB Opera Theatre Annual Opera Scenes Program. Mr. Gallington keeps an active performance schedule throughout California and the west coast. As an emerging classical vocalist, Mr. Gallington continues to be engaged for concerts and recitals. In addition to his work as a vocalist, Mr. Gallington is an elementary music teacher. Visit aarongallington.com to learn more about Mr. Gallington’s upcoming engagements.