Joseph Hitchcock earned his undergraduate degree in vocal performance at the University of Georgia, and his Master of Music degree and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University, where his mentors and teachers included Michael Ricciardone, Brian Gill, and Jeremy Aye.
While at NYU, Joseph was an adjunct voice instructor, teaching private voice lessons and group voice class. He participated in the second annual Voice Symposium and in 2015, was awarded the NYU Steinhardt Pedagogy Award for excellence in teaching. Prior to attending graduate school, Joseph taught advanced voice lessons at the Oconee Youth School of performance, a nationally recognized performing arts school in northeast Georgia.
Joseph made his professional performance debut at seventeen, as the tenor soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he also sang the role of Tony in their concert setting of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. Joseph has given many concert performances and performed at several regional theaters in Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Prince Christopher), Grease (Kenickie), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest), and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (The Beast).
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