Ann Arbor, Michigan native Joshua Glassman has appeared both on stage and the podium. As a singer, his multifaceted performances include opera, art song, choral music, musical theatre, and cabaret. As a conductor and educator, Joshua’s main mission is to bring a love of vocal music to new audiences and tomorrow’s performers.
Mr. Glassman is the founder and Artistic Director of House Music Philadelphia and the Mt. Vernon Consort in Baltimore. For three summers he oversaw the choir program at Point Counterpoint Camp in Vermont, leading string players between the ages of eight and eighteen in a chorus designed to promote aural skills. He currently serves as the Director of the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club in Philadelphia, where he is also a member of the voice staff in the Blutt College Music House.
Though he is a tenor deeply rooted in established styles, Joshua has premiered many new works including the role of Dean Clarkson in the widely acclaimed opera by Frances Pollock, Stinney. He also enacted the role of Henry Crawford in the American premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. Other notable stage credits include Lensky in Eugene Onegin and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
As a soloist, Joshua performs a wide array of genres ranging from art song to oratorio. Prominent series appearances include the Embassy Series in Washington, D.C. and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York. He also has appeared with the Opera Philadelphia Chorus, the Mendelssohn Club, the Princeton Singers, and Choral Arts Philadelphia.
Mr. Glassman holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM ’12) and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (MM ’15).