Conductor Joshua Boggs finds his niche among early and new music, but enjoys a varied concert career. At present, Josh is Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral and Vocal Studies at Emory and Henry College (VA). Previously, he was Instructor of Choral Music at Goshen College, where he taught voice, directed choirs, and served as musical director, and has taught voice and directed the Choral Union at 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. 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. In addition to University and clinician work, Josh served as Chorus Master for the 2019 South Bend Lyric Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto. 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 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.