- M.M., Master of Music, University of Illinois, 1982
- B.S., Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1976
Gary Arvin studied Lieder at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, vocal coaching at the University of Illinois, and voice and languages at Indiana University.
He was coach/assistant conductor for the Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Mr. Arvin served as accompanist for singers in recitals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Scandinavia, including the major concert halls of Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Helsinki, Seoul, New York, Boston, and Chicago.
He was a master class assistant for Gérard Souzay in French mélodie, Hans Hotter in German Lieder, and Sir Peter Pears in the vocal works of Benjamin Britten. Mr. Arvin has recorded for ORF (Austria), National Radio of Finland, National Radio of the Czech Republic, and Sung-Eun (Korea) and has received a Fulbright Grant, ITT International Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Humanities grant.