Joshua Boggs is Assistant Professor of Music and Choral and Vocal Studies at Emory & Henry College where he directs the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Previously, he has served on the choral and vocal faculties of Goshen College and Indiana University South Bend. While at the University of Notre Dame, Josh conducted several ensembles in concert including Collegium Musicum, Notre Dame Vocale, and Concordia Choir. In addition to University and clinician work, Josh has served as Chorus Master for the South Bend Lyric Opera and as Music Director for community and college musical theatre productions. He has previously 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.
Josh, a countertenor, also maintains an active profile as a soloist and recitalist. 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 singing premieres of song cycles, choral works, and roles in opera and oratorio. Josh sang the role of Saint Bernard in the world premiere of Robert Kyr’s oratorio Paradiso, later released by Albany Records. He holds degrees in voice and conducting and received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Notre Dame.