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JOSHUA BOGGS

As a conductor, Joshua Boggs has found his niche among early and new music, but enjoys a varied concert career. He has held conducting fellowships with the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Princeton Festival and Big Sky Choral Initiative, studying with Simon Carrington, Jan Harrington, Donald Nally, and mentor Carmen-Helena Téllez. Last year, as Instructor of Choral Music at Goshen College, he directed choirs, taught voice, and served as musical director. At Indiana University South Bend, he taught in the voice area and previously directed the Choral Union. At the University of Notre Dame, Josh conducted several ensembles in concert, including Collegium Musicum, Notre Dame Vocale, and Concordia Choir. With Concordia, Josh had the privilege of being one of the first in the region to organize and conduct an interdisciplinary performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard at Notre Dame. He holds degrees in voice and conducting from Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Notre Dame, respectively, where he is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting. Josh, a countertenor, also maintains an active profile as a vocalist. Past solo engagements include Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the Central Ohio Symphony, Mendelssohn's Elijah, with baritone Nathan Gunn in the title role, and interdisciplinary performances of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Jessica Lang Dance Company. A lover of new music, he has enjoyed giving premieres of song cycles, choral works, and roles in opera and oratorio. In the fall, Josh begins a new job as Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral and Vocal Studies at Emory and Henry College (VA).