Style: Pop; Opera; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Joshua Dixon, baritone, recently completed his Master of Music in Voice Performance at Boston University. At Boston University, Joshua sang the role of Figaro in Boston University Opera Institute's The Nozze Pilot Project, and sang in the ensembles in their mainstage productions of Tobias Picker's Emmeline and Le nozze di Figaro. Joshua has also appeared in opera scene study as Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette and as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. He also sang in a concert performance of Purcell's King Arthur as Grimbald. In 2014, Joshua was a young artist with the Franco-American Vocal Academy, where he performed the role of Agamemnon in Offenbach's La belle Hélène and also a featured recitalist in Thiviers, Lanouaille, Périgueux, Génis, and Paris, France. Joshua was also in the ensemble in Opera Columbus' production of Madama Butterfly in 2013, and was a featured recitalist in the Summer Concert Series for Central Trinity United Methodist Church in Zanesville, Ohio. A graduate of Otterbein University in 2013 in Westerville, Ohio, Joshua performed frequently with Otterbein Opera Theatre as Raoul de St. Brioche in Léhar's The Merry Widow, Dr. Gregg in Moore's Gallantry, El Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, Sid in Britten's Albert Herring, and sang in the ensemble for Mozart's The Magic Flute, Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, and Puccini's La bohème. Joshua recently performed the role of Count Danilo in Léhar's The Merry Widow and Gabriel von Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with Worcester Schubertiade under the direction of Metropolitan Artists, Sondra Kelly, and the role of Valentin in Gounod's Faust with Opera 51 in Concord, Massachusetts.
In addition to his operatic performance, Joshua is a staff singer at First Parish in Brookline Unitarian Universalist Church in Brookline, Massachusetts, and was recently performed the bass solos in Mozart's Vesperae solennes di confessore and Schubert's Magnificat with The Choral Art Society of the South Shore. Previously, he was a section leader at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio, where he sang with the Cathedral Choir, and with the Cathedral Schola, a professional chamber ensemble in residence. He has also held section leader posts at New Albany Presbyterian Church in New Albany, Ohio and St. Paul's Catholic Church in Portsmouth, Virginia. He has been heard as a soloist in Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Vesperae solennes di confessore, and Mozart's Spätzenmesse.
Also active in teaching and arts administration, Joshua is currently the Admissions Coordinator for Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and has worked as the Administrative Office Manager during their summer festival season and as a graduate Office Assistant during their academic year. Joshua currently teaches at Amy Dancz Voice Studio in Boston, Massachusetts and also maintains a private voice and piano studio. He was recently invited to be a guest lecturer and master class clinician at Middlesex Community College on contemporary vocal techniques. Joshua's students have been accepted to voice performance and musical theatre programs at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Emerson College, Salem State University, American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC), Otterbein University, University of Michigan, NYU Steinhardt, Capital University, Wright State University, etc. Before beginning studies at Boston University, Joshua was the In-House Voice Teacher at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio where he taught private lessons, adjudicated auditions for theatre and choir, and rehearsed sectionals. Joshua also maintained a private voice and piano studio in Westerville, Ohio of up to thirty students, and would hold frequent student recitals for the community. Joshua also held a voice teaching position at The Lex Center of Performing Arts in Sunbury, Ohio. In 2013, Joshua was the Co-Director and intern for Mount Vernon Nazarene University's staged production of Randall Thompson's The Nativity.
Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; 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