American tenor Jos Milton maintains a vigorous musical schedule, equally balancing his roles of well-rounded performer and respected pedagogue.
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Jos’ passion for music emerged early in his childhood, thanks to the close mentorship of a wonderful piano teacher. Active participation in high school choirs eventually led to music studies at Trinity University, followed by advanced degrees at the University of Massachusetts (MM) and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (DMA).
He is committed to the exploration and performance of new music, and strives to bring public awareness to lesser-performed works for voice. In 2016, Jos released his first solo CD with pianist Melinda Armstead, entitled Southerly – Art Songs of the American South. Released by Albany Records in 2016, this album is a collection of contemporary American art songs with specific focus to various elements of Southern culture.
Dr. Milton is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches private voice and various courses in vocal literature. When not singing or teaching, Jos enjoys spending time in his Oxford home with his wife and son.
Jos Milton is fully committed to life as a professional artist. In his multi-faceted roles as performer, teacher, and scholar, Jos firmly believes in the power of music to uplift, heal, and transform.