Dr. Gretchen Windt

Gretchen WindtContact Information
ph: 256.765.5292
UNA Box 5040 | 264 McKinney Building

Education Information
D.M.A., University of Utah
M.M., University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music
B.M.E. North Park University


   Originally from Chicago, mezzo soprano Gretchen Windt channels her strong presence and engaging personality into performances in genres ranging from opera and operetta to symphonic repertoire, art song recitals, and musical theater. She has completed Young Artist and Apprentice Artist programs with companies including Sarasota Opera, Utah Symphony & Opera, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song Festival in Illinois, and the Ohio Light Opera. In addition, she has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Opera Southwest, Chesapeake Chamber Opera, Opera Idaho, and regional Chicago companies including Bowen Park Opera, OperaModa, and DuPage Opera Theatre. 

   She has performed and covered roles including Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), both Third Lady and Papagena (The Magic Flute), Mercedes (Carmen), Meg Page (Falstaff), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Jo (Little Women), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), and the title roles in Offenbach's La Périchole and Massenet’s Cendrillon. Solo concert credits include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat.

   Most recently, she was a featured soloist for Peace, Joy, Love with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra, and she performed songs of Giovanni Sgambati and Srul Irving Glick at the National NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Conference in Chicago. Upcoming engagements include a Guest Artist Recital at Ohio University, Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène (Hélène) with the New York Repertory Orchestra, and her debut with Opera Huntsville in Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky). 

   Equally passionate about teaching, she is Director of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor at the University of North Alabama. She has been invited to present and perform at numerous conferences, conventions, and festivals including National NATS Conferences, the SERNATS (Southeastern Region NATS) Scholar and Artist Series, the Darkwater Festival at UNC—Pembroke, the Sam Houston State University Art Song Festival, Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, and Iowa Choral Directors Association Summer Symposium. She was invited to participate in the Summer Voice Institute at Northwestern University with W. Stephen Smith. She is an active member of NATS currently serving as the Education Chair for the Alabama Chapter, and she was selected to participate in the prestigious NATS Intern Program in 2020. 

   She graduated from the University of Utah with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. In addition, she completed degrees at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (M.M. in voice/opera) and North Park University (B.M.E. in music education/voice) in Chicago, IL. Currently based in Florence, Alabama, when she isn’t performing or teaching, she gets to immerse herself in Southern dialect and cuisine. For more information: www.gretchenwindt.com