Robert Overman

Robert Overman joined the School of Music faculty as an adjunct professor after serving the voice faculties of High Point University, where he taught as Artist-in-Residence, and of Greensboro College where he served for nine years as Artist-in-Residence and Director of Vocal Studies. At home on the concert stage as well as the opera theater, he has performed the title roles in operas across the nation and the globe, as well as performed as a soloist with many symphony orchestras.

Robert has enjoyed an international singing career spanning more than 25 years. Locally, he has been heard in Winston-Salem in productions by Piedmont Opera and the Greensboro Opera Company. He has also sung as bass soloist with the Winston-Salem Symphony and performed for the Greensboro Symphony’s Chamber Music series.

Every student has unique abilities and unique challenges. I try to find the most direct path to enhance their abilities and assist them in meeting their challenges in the context of what works best on the stage in performance. If I can encourage them to embrace the process, the desired product is far more likely!


  • Professional Certification, Akademie Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria
  • Goldovsky Oglebay Institute Fellow, Wheeling, WV
  • Principal Baritone, Salzburger Landestheater
  • Principal Baritone, Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe
  • Principal Baritone, Oper Bonn
  • Principal Baritone, Opera de Nice

Career Highlights

  • Debuted in Salzburg Festival singing title role in “Fuerst von Salzburg - Wolf Dietrich”
  • Replaced indisposed Piero Cappuccini in “Cavalleria Rusticana” / “Pagliacci” in Munich Opera
  • Baritone soloist with Houston Symphony “Die Erste Walpurgisnacht,” conducted by Helmut Rilling
  • Concert at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, N.Y., was broadcast live on NPR
  • Performances with Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Giuseppe Giacomini, Eva Marton, Katia Ricciarelli and others
  • Has sung more than 1,500 performances of leading roles in 12 countries

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • National Winner, Metropolitan Opera Auditions, New York, N.Y.
  • National Winner, National Opera Association Auditions, Washington, D.C.
  • Finalist, International Belvedere Competition, Vienna, Austria


  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)


B.A.UNC Greensboro