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Dr. Joshua Boggs is the Director of Musical Arts at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA, where he directs the Grand View Choir and oversees music programming. He brings a wealth of teaching experience, having taught at institutions of higher education in Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia, including a term position last year as Assistant Professor of Music at Grinnell College.

Josh holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Notre Dame where he studied with Carmen-Helena Téllez. Prior conducting fellowships include the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Princeton Festival, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Symposium, and Big Sky Choral Initiative, studying with renowned choral leaders including Simon Carrington, Jan Harrington, Jean-Sébastien Valée, and Donald Nally.

As a countertenor, Josh maintains an active profile as a soloist and chorister. He has performed as a soloist and abroad in Mexico, Italy, Chile, and the United States. Solo performances include works by Bach, Britten, Buxtehude, Charpentier, Handel, Mozart, Pärt, Spears, Vivaldi and more. Past solo engagements include Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the Central Ohio Symphony, alto solos in 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 sung premieres of song cycles, choral works, and roles in opera and oratorio. Works include the premiere of Latens Deitas by French-Armenian composer Michel Petrossian and the staged role of Saint Bernard in Robert Kyr's oratorio Paradiso, later released by Albany Records.


As a music director, he has experience conducting musical theatre and opera. Dr. Boggs was one of the first to organize and conduct an interdisciplinary performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard in February of 2019 at Notre Dame. His thesis on the same work won the award for Best Doctoral Thesis from Sacred Music at Notre Dame. On Sundays, you will find him at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Des Moines, where he serves as Assistant Choirmaster.

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