Dear Ms. Quigley and the search committee;
From the time I hobbled across the stage on Tiny Tim’s crooked crutch in 1989 until now, practically my entire life has been devoted to the performing and visual arts, and it is my pleasure to submit my materials in support of my application for the position of Visiting Artist Position at Denver School of the Arts.
I am extremely passionate about sharing my performing experiences and vocal technique with the new generation of performers and singers. After spending 15 years in New York City as a working singer and actor, I feel I have a unique perspective that will help guide young singers and actors toward their goals (and also to dodge some of the pitfalls along the way).
I’m hoping that this web page will make it easy for you to peruse my video and digital portfolio of lessons, performances, and documents.
Thank you kindly for your consideration.
Please find all the requested materials below.
Voice Lesson Video
This video was recorded in April 2018. At this point, Jack had been studying with me for about 6 months.
Conducting performance video
Joshua South Conducts the Professional New York ensemble, Basilica Schola, at the Say Yes! Concert on January 15, 2012.
This rehearsal footage was recorded in December 2017 for Boulder Opera Company’s production of Massenet’s Cendrillon. I am playing the role of Pandolfe, Cendrillon’s father.
Performance Video with 50 cent
Radio City Music Hall
Power (Season 5 premiere)
Music starts at 1:14
Hard Times by Stephen Foster
Recorded Nov 2018
Promo video for Boulder Opera Company’s production of Cesar Cui’s Little Red Riding Hood
Some Enchanted Evening (2016)
Joshua South, bass, has performed with 50 Cent, Paul McCartney, Kelli O’Hara, Kelsey Grammar, Brian Dennehy, and many other world class singers and conductors at many world class venues like Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He has been a member of a number of world class vocal ensembles, including The Clarion Choir (2017 GRAMMY nomination for Best Choral Performance), St Thomas Men and Boys Choir, New York City Opera Chorus, New York Choral Artists, the Bard Opera Chorus, and has sung on numerous SAG/AFTRA major motion picture soundtracks.
In the 2017-2018 season, he sang Riff in West Side Story with Central City Opera, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte (Boulder Opera Company), Sarastro in Magic Flute (Arapahoe Philharmonic), Pandolfe in Cendrillon (Boulder Opera Company), Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata (St. Petersburg Opera Cover and Boulder Symphony) and the Big Bad Wolf in Cesar Cui’s Little Red Riding Hood (Boulder Opera Company).
In 2016, Joshua South was featured at Opera North (USA) as Angelotti in Tosca. He also sang the role of Sparafucile with Amore Opera in May 2016, the Alter Diener in Elektra with Create Opera, and was an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera in early 2016.
He developed and performed the role of Mr. Hare in the New York workshop of Julian Grant and Mark Campbell's The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, a new opera which will serve as a collaborative effort between Boston Lyric Opera and Music Theatre Group.
Career highlights include a Carnegie Hall debut in the New York Philharmonic’s West Side Story Suites, an Avery Fisher Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra, and a New York City debut with Kent Tritle in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series. Joshua also appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the critically-acclaimed staging of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, directed by Sir Jonathan Miller.
He has performed in Brazil, Italy, Austria, and gave a 2 week recital and masterclass tour in China, with performances in Shanghai and Xiamen.
Joshua is excited to offer world class vocal instruction in Boulder, CO with Boulder Voice Lessons. Please visit www.BoulderVoiceLessons.com for more information.