Joshua Dixon, baritone, received his Master of Music in Voice Performance at Boston University. At Boston University, Joshua has appeared in opera scene study as Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Figaro and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and appeared in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline with BU Opera Institute. 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 and was also a featured recitalist in Thiviers, Lanouaille, Périgueux, Génis, and Paris, France. Joshua has sung with Opera Columbus, Otterbein Opera Theatre, and Central Trinity United Methodist Church as a featured recitalist. Joshua is a staff singer at First Parish in Brookline Unitarian Universalist Church. He has held previous posts at Saint Joseph Cathedral, New Albany Presbyterian Church, and St. Paul's Catholic Church, heard as a soloist in Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Vesperae solemne di confessore, and Mozart's Spätzenmesse.
Before coming to Boston, Joshua was the In-House Voice Teacher at Olentangy High School and also maintained a private voice and piano studio in Westerville, Ohio. Joshua’s current and former students have accepted into music and theatre programs at Otterbein University, Ohio University, American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Wright State University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Capital University, University of Michigan, Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, and New York University Tisch School of the Arts and Steinhardt. Joshua also held a voice teaching position at The Lex Center of Performing Arts in Sunbury, Ohio and was the Co-Director for Mount Vernon Nazarene University's staged production of Randall Thompson's The Nativity in 2013.
An experienced pianist, Josh has studied piano for 12 years. He worked with Timothy Huffman and Dr. Caroline Salido at Otterbein University with studies in vocal accompanying, solo repertoire, and sight-reading skills. He specialized in repertoire by Chopin, Debussy, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Piano lessons with Josh focus on musicianship skills (reading music, identifying musical terms, symbols, concepts, etc.), scale and fingering exercises, and then bringing these skills to whatever repertoire fits the student's interests.
In the voice studio, Joshua seeks to unlock every student’s musical and vocal potential by creating an environment that is supportive and encouraging, by advocating for healthy, beautiful singing that is free from various degrees of entanglement, regardless of genre or repertoire.