Joshua Dixon, baritone, received his Master of Music in Voice Performance at Boston University. Recent performances include Count Danilo in Léhar's The Merry Widow with Worcester Schubertiade and the role of Valentin(cover) in Gounod's Faust with Opera 51 in Concord, Massachusetts. He also debuted with The Choral Art Society of the South Shore as the baritone soloist in Mozart’s Vesperae solennes di confessore and Schubert’s Magnificat. 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.
Joshua recently was a master class clinician and guest lecturer on contemporary vocal technique at Middlesex Community College. 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 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. He strives to demystify the stigmas of vocal pedagogy, apply a functional, straightforward method to improving a student’s vocal technique, and approach their training in a pragmatic, healthy way.