A proud native of Florence, Alabama, Garrett Turner graduated from Emory University in 2011 with a B.A. in Music and Creative Writing. Garrett wears many hats, including actor, singer, dancer, poet, playwright and academician. Attending Emory on full academic scholarship, Garrett was very active on campus. He sang in the University Chorus, Concert Choir and AHANA A Cappella—a multicultural, R&B a cappella group which he directed his final year. He danced in a hip-hop dance crew and choreographed routines for his singing groups. He studied abroad at Oxford University where he took courses in theatre. He also wrote spoken word poetry and performed at open mics across Atlanta. During his final year, Garrett had two original plays produced in Atlanta—one at Spelman College and one at Emory. Upon graduating, Garrett was awarded the Bobby Jones Scholarship and moved across the pond to the University of St Andrews where he took classes in theatre, played basketball and traveled across Europe. Garrett is currently living and studying in London on a Marshall Scholarship. For his first year of the scholarship, he underwent an M.A. in Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary, University of London. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Music Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

  • Performer Garrett Turner
  • Category 2014 performer
  • Date May 9th, 2014