The Callback Company welcomes Robert Vest on
Saturday, December 19, 2015
12-3pm at the Stiles Auditorium
320 West Cherokee Avenue Cartersville, Ga, 30121
$30 at the door
$25 via Paypal online
Robert Vest is an American Voice Teacher, Songwriter, and Entertainer based in New York City. He has been a Voice Faculty Member of the AMDA College and Conservatory since 2005. From Mad Men to Modern Family, AMDA graduates have appeared on countless major television series throughout the years. From Girl Interrupted to Goodfellas, they've starred in major films. And from West Side Story to Wicked, you're likely to find more AMDA alumni on Broadway stages than graduates of any other performing arts college. Some most notable AMDA Alumni include: Tyne Daly, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sam Underwood, Christopher Sieber, Caissie Levy, Kyle Scatliffe, Jason Derulo, Michael Mindlin, & Paul Sorvino to name a few. Robert's work one on one is an essential part of helping singers rise to the demands of auditioning for and performing in a Broadway Show, on National Tours, Concerts and Cruise Ships.
He is a member of Actor's Equity Association, The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, & National Associational of Teachers of Singing, His students are Broadway Performers, Rockettes, professional singers, dancers, actors, and recording artists from around the world.
Originally from Ball Ground, Ga, He began singing as a child at Ball Ground First Baptist Church, became a student conductor there and soloist at Cherokee High School where He was also Drum Major of the Marching Band. Robert also participated in the Youth choir program of First Baptist Canton, GA. His acting debut was in the original cast of Lawton Bagg's "Yesterday In The Hills" a play about Ball Ground, GA. His Mother Joyce Vest was also in that production. Robert's Musical Theatre debut was with Cherokee High School in productions of "West Side Story," "Guys And Dolls," "Freedom Bound" and "Amahl And The Night Visitors under the director of Rebecca Walker. This musical foundation led him to study music at Reinhardt College, Waleska Ga where he met his first voice teacher; Janet Strange of Cartersville, Ga . Ruth Kilgore of Lake Arrowhead, GA also taught Robert for a brief time there and Dr. Judith MacMillan placed him in Daybreak, the contemporary ensemble of the day. Robert transferred to Shorter College, Rome Ga to study voice with Dr. John Ramsaur. During his time at Shorter, he travelled as a Gospel Singer and completed his Bachelor's of Church Music in 1990.
In 1994, Vest graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master's in Music. His voice teacher was Dr. Angela Cofer. In recent years, for non-traditional singing approach, he studied with Roger Beale, Atlanta, GA, Vest has taught privately throughout his performing career and continues to work both as a teacher, mentor, & entertainer. His Spiritual foundation combined with musical technique and performance experience make for a unique blend of nurturing skills to assist singers in freeing the voice. A favorite motto in Robert's Studio is: "Free Your Voice, Live Your Dream!" He is a proud father of 3 adult children: Hillary, Colton, and Claire who are all singer/songwriters themselves!
As a performer, Robert has performed throughout the US. His career Highlights include:
New York and regional musical theatre credits include leading roles in: Robert Vest And Friends (Abingdon Theatre Co) The Accidental (13th Street Rep.) The Art Of Love (Robert), “It’s The Talk Of The Town” (Music of Jerry Livingston), “Just One of Those Things” (Music of Cole Porter), “Enron: The Musical”, “Santa Goes Boating”, “A Broadway Christmas Carol”, “Georgia Boy, Dressing Up Is Hard To Do”, “La Contessa’s Stars and Stars” (Mr. UPS), “The Wizard of Oz” (Tin Man), “The X Files” (Bill Clinton) and “Hello Dolly”(Atlanta Lyric Opera) As a singer and concert artist, Vest has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. Regionally: "Star Wars In Concert" by John Williams, Opera/Operetta credits: War and Peace (Metropolitan Opera), HMS Pinafore (Atlanta Lyric Opera), and Amahl and The Night Visitors (Kaspar).
Robert's Songwriting credits: “NEVER LET GO” was included in the soundtrack of the film “Married & Counting” starring George Takei, "Santa Goes Boating" a global warming Christmas Song featured in Lincoln Center's Broadway Songwriter Series, "Comfort Food" a song celebrating his southern roots and southern cuisine that opens his original Off-Broadway Revue: "Robert Vest And Friends."
Training: M.M, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX; B.C.M. Shorter University, Rome, GA; Reinhardt College, Music Studies