New York City based singer, actor and teacher Joseph Mace is a native of Billings, Montana. Having made recently made his his Off Broadway and Metropolitan Opera debuts, his professional endeavors have taken him from the Big Sky to the Big Easy to the Big Ten and now, the Big Apple. An emerging crossover artist, Joseph performs a diverse repertoire, spanning from oratorio and opera to contemporary song, jazz and musical theatre.
Recently selected as one of only five American singers to perform in The Breakaway Project: Connecting Musically , the recent seasons took Joseph to Notre Dame University as a guest artist in residence where he sang the title role in Britten's opera Noah's Flood, Les Misérables with Summer Lyric Theatre (New Orleans) followed by the critically acclaimed Sunday in the Park with George (Louis/Billy) with the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes nomination, Best Ensemble, Winner, Best Musical), Off-Broadway in the Drama Desk nominated The Golden Bride (National Yiddish Theatre) and his first appearance with the Metropolitan Opera in Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Featured on NPR affiliate WFIU's 'Artist in the Making' series, his musical theatre credits include performances of The Last Five Years (San Francisco), and leading and featured roles in Candide, She Loves Me, A Light in the Piazza, Godspell, and Guys and Dolls, among others. His theatre credits also include numerous productions with Summer Lyric Theater in New Orleans. On the opera stage, Joseph most recently sang the role of Don Alfonso in a new production of Così fan tutte and has sung principle roles in Little Women, Roméo et Juliette, Cendrillon, Gianni Schicchi and Idomeneo.
In demand as a concert artist, his solo engagements include appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony, Billings Symphony, Monterey and Carmel Symphonies, the San Jose Symphonic Choir as well as with the Fort-Wayne Bach Collegium and Indiana University New Music Ensemble. A seasoned choral artist, Joseph has performed as a chorister with the Metropolitan, New Orleans and San Francisco Operas, and appeared frequently with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chorale in the Bay Area.
In the world of jazz, Joseph numbered in the elite group of soloists who 'performed with thrilling perfection' (San Francisco Chronicle) in the San Francisco Jazz Festival and Yoshi Jazz Club premieres of Marcus Shelby's Jazz Oratorio, Bound for the Promised Land, available on the NOIR label. An advocate of new music, Joseph has premiered numerous works including Ian Dickenson's San Francisco Blues at Amnesia Night Club (San Francisco) and most recently Ward-Steinman's . . . And Waken Green(New York) and Quinn and Wallace's Songs of Loss and Love (Brooklyn).
As a recitalist, Joseph has given performances in New York, San Francisco, New Orleans and Bloomington, where he recently produced, directed and performed a multimedia, staged version of Songs on Poems by Frank O’Hara by Christopher Berg. Joseph holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He attended Tulane University for undergraduate studies in Music Performance and French. He is an active member of Actors Equity (AEA) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
Joseph is a dedicated teacher and in addition to his private studio, he is a master teaching artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild and serves as a member of the Vocal Technique and Coaching staff with the Broadway Artists Alliance His students have been accepted to major music and musical theatre programs and are working professionally in theaters across the country. CLICK HERE for more information about his teaching.
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CLICK HERE for Joseph's Performance Resume
CLICK HERE for Joseph's Curriculum Vitae
CLICK HERE to access Joseph's Doctoral Dissertation on Instructional Pedagogy for Performers