Griffen is a native of Golden, Colorado and recently graduated with his M.M. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is an avid operatic performer and he was most recently seen with Central City Opera in their production of Verdi’s il trovatore. In 2019, Griffen will perform with the Knoxville Symphony and Opera Theatre of St. Louis performing and covering roles in OTSL’s mainstage productions of The Coronation of Poppea and Rigoletto. Not limited to opera, Griffen has also performed in musical theatre productions, jazz combos, oratorio works, a barbershop quartet and various choral groups.