Josaphat Contreras

Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Assistant Professor of Voice - Ocean County College


A highly accomplished performer and educator, Contreras’ recent awards and artistic feats include a National Opera Association first prize win for his Mariachi research, international debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the historic Teatro Ángela Peralta in Mazatlán, Mexico, solo debut with the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, a sold-out run of On Site Opera’s production of Bach’s Coffee Cantata as the narrator cover and closing night performer, and an eight-show run with the Boston Pops Orchestra as one of the eight Holiday Pop singers at Symphony Hall. This spring, he will serve as Mariachi artist-in-residence at Arizona State University. In April 2024, Josaphat was named a 2024-2025 Fulbright Scholar and will continue his mariachi research at the National Mariachi Conservatory in Mexico city, Mexico.

When Josaphat is not working in music, he enjoys spending time with his partner Amanda Contreras, their daughter Ava Michelle, and their two dogs Rufus and Delilah.

Voice Type: Tenor

Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment; I accept students through a college or university program

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