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Jos Milton enjoys an active career in music as a professional singer and an educator.  His vibrant and eclectic schedule includes numerous engagements in the realms of concert, opera, and ensemble singing.  Recent credits include performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Finzi's Dies Natalis with the Germantown Symphony Orchestra, and Carlisle Floyd's Slow Dusk, Puccini’s La Bohème, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, all with the Louisiana Opera. He has appeared as tenor soloist on numerous occasions with the Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble, Texas Early Music Project, Texas Choral Consort, La Follia Baroque Ensemble, Austin Civic Chorus, and various other organizations.  Jos also performs regularly with Conspirare Company of Voices, the dynamic Grammy® award-winning vocal ensemble based in Austin, Texas.   He has given master classes in voice at Trinity University, Northeastern State University (OK), Harding University, and at the Mississippi Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).  He has presented his research in conferences held by the College Music Society and the National Opera Association.

Jos holds a Bachelor of Music from Trinity University, a Master of Music from the University of Massachusetts, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Milton serves as Associate Professor of Music at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches studio voice as well as various courses in vocal literature.   He resides in Oxford with his wife and son. 

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See/Hear Jos Milton Media

*From Southerly – Art Songs of the American South – forthcoming CD; Melinda Armstead, piano

Dr. Jos Milton sings the National Anthem at season opener for the Ole Miss Rebels football team, against the University of Central Arkansas. Recorded live at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, University of Mississippi.

Live Performance, Texas Choral Consort, The Seasons, Franz Joseph Haydn

Jos Milton, tenor

Chuck Dillard, piano

In Recital, Austin, TX

1. "Island" by John Musto

2. "Sopra l'acqua Indormenzada" by Reynaldo Hahn

Jos Milton, Tenor, sings with the Texas Early Music Project. www.josmilton.com

Jos Milton, Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

1997             Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
                     DMA in Voice Performance and Literature
                     Doctoral Lecture Recital Document: Character Tenors in Selected Operas
1993             University of Massachusetts; Amherst, MA
                     MM in Voice Performance
1991             Trinity University; San Antonio, TX
                     BM in Voice Performance
                     BM in Music Education


ADDITIONAL TRAINING

1999             Apprentice Artist, Utah Opera
1998, 1999   Apprentice Artist, Santa Fe Opera
1998             Young Artist, Natchez Opera Festival


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

August 2011 – present: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Assistant Professor of Music, Voice (tenure review process to begin Fall 2016)

Courses taught

Applied voice instruction – undergraduate and graduate level music majors and minors
Vocal Methods for Instrumental Majors – undergraduate pedagogy course
Vocal Literature I – Song Literature - undergraduate survey course
Vocal Literature II – Opera Literature - undergraduate survey course
Advanced Song Literature – special topics graduate seminar
Advanced Opera Literature – special topics graduate seminar

August 2010 – May 2011: Concordia University, Austin, TX: Adjunct Instructor of Music, Voice

Courses taught

Applied voice - one on one instruction to undergraduates
Class Voice – vocal instruction in a group setting

September 2008 – May 2011: Armstrong Community Music School, Austin, TX: Private Voice Instructor

September 2008 – July 2011: Private Voice Instructor (home studio), Austin, TX

 

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE

Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel, CA
Tenor, CBF Chorale, 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons

Conspirare Company of Voices (Grammy® Award-winning chamber ensemble based in Austin, TX) - Tenor on core roster since 2009

Concert Repertoire Performed
Considering Matthew Shepard (2016)
Great Big Choruses (2015)
Nico Muhly’s “How Little You Are” (2015)
The Poet Sings: Pablo Neruda (2014)
ComPassion Festival (2014)
St. Matthew Passion (2014)
Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” (2014)
Bach Plus (2013)
Beethoven “Missa Solemnis” (2013)
Songs of the Soul (2013)
Wondernight (2013)
Polyfollia Festival (Saint-Lô, France – 2012)
Paris Concert (2012)
Signature Conspirare (2012)
Handel and Pärt (2012)
Joby Talbot/Whitacre &Lewis (2012)
Roberto Sierra’s “Missa Latina” (2011)
Polyphony Festival (2011)
Christmas at the Carillon (2010)
Sing Freedom! African-American Spirituals (2010)
Bach, Mass in B Minor (2010)
Conspirare Christmas (2009, 2010)
Handel, Messiah (2009)
Rachmaninoff, Vespers (2009)

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Considering Matthew Shepard – Conspirare – Harmonia Mundi (to be recorded February 2016)
Pablo Neruda: The Poet Sings – Conspirare – Harmonia Mundi HMU 807637 - Nominated for 2016 Grammy® - Best Choral Performance
Joby Talbot, Path of Miracles – Conspirare – Harmonia Mundi HMU 807603
Music of Robert Kyr – Conspirare – Harmonia Mundi HMU 807577
Music of Kevin Puts – Conspirare – Harmonia Mundi HMU 907580
Sing Freedom! African American Spirituals – Conspirare – Harmonia Mundi HMU 807525

 

SOLOIST ENGAGEMENTS SINCE 2011 (CONCERT, OPERA, ORATORIO)

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

Louisiana Opera, Monroe, LA

Germantown Symphony (TN)
Victoria Bach Festival (TX)
Second Presbyterian, Memphis, TN
Louisiana Opera
Moody Methodist, Galveston, TX
Mississippi Symphony String Quintet
Pebble Beach, CA
First Presbyterian, Jackson, MS
Germantown Symphony, TN
Oxford, MS

First Presbyterian, Oxford, MS

Mississippi State University
University of Mississippi
Pebble Beach, CA
Louisiana Opera
Second Presbyterian, Memphis, TN
Oxford, MS
University of Mississippi
Pebble Beach, CA
La Follia Baroque Ensemble (TX)
Concordia University, Austin, TX
Texas Early Music Project

Texas Choral Consort, Austin, TX

2016 Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble
“Music from Shakespeare’s Theater”
2015 Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble, 
Christmas Concert
2015 Dialogues of the Carmelites, Father
Confessor
2015 Mendelssohn’s Elijah
2015 Bach Magnificat
2015 Bach Cantata 55
2014 Pagliacci, Beppe
2014 Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ
2014 Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio
2014 Church in the Forest Christmas Concert
2013 Handel’s Messiah
2013 Dies Natalis by Gerald Finzi
2013 Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble
Ancient Christmas Music
2013 Advent Concert with Amanda Johnston,
piano
2013 Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble
2013 Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble
2013 Church in the Forest Christmas Concert
2012 Slow Dusk by Carlisle Floyd, Micah
2012 Bach Vespers Summer Series
2012 Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble
2012 The Music of John Cage collaboration
2012 Church in the Forest Christmas Concert
2011 Bach, Cantata 55
2011 Mendelssohn’s Elijah
2011 From Notre Dame to St. Mary’s
Cathedral
2011 Haydn, The Seasons

 

RECITALS (SINCE 2011)

University of Georgia

Kansas State University
Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

University of Mississippi

Northeastern State University (OK)
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi
University of Louisiana, Monroe
University of Mississippi

Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach, CA


University of Mississippi

Harding University, Searcy, AR

2016 Schubert, Winterreise with Amanda
Johnston, piano
2016 Guest Artist Recital
2015 Art Song of the American South with
Melinda Armstead, piano
2015 Art Song of the American South with
Melinda Armstead, piano
2015 Guest Artist Recital
2015 Alumni Recital
2015 Faculty Recital, Schubert’s Winterreise
with Amanda Johnston, piano
2014 Music of William Bolcom (featured
performer) 
2014 Recital with Claire Vangelisti, soprano
2014 Recital with Claire Vangelisti, soprano
2013 Faculty Recital – Music for Voice and
Woodwinds
2013 Benjamin Britten Tribute Recital with
Maya Hoover, mezzo-soprano and Melinda
Armstead, piano
2013 Faculty Recital with Stacy Rodgers,
piano
2012 Water Songs with Amanda Johnston,
piano

 

SERVICE (since 2011)

2016  Master Class at University of Georgia
2016  Master Class at Kansas State University
2015  Master Class at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah OK
2015  Bruce Levingston and Friends Concert (soloist), Oxford, MS
2014  Master Class at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
2014  NATS Artists Recital, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
2014  Patrons of Music Fundraiser (soloist), Oxford, MS
2014  Black History Month Concert (soloist), Oxford, MS
2013  Black History Month Concert (soloist), Oxford, MS
2014  Judge, Rosalind Phillips Vocal Excellence Competition - Trinity University Department of Music, San Antonio, TX
2013  Soloist - First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS
2012 and 2013  Performed National Anthem at Ole Miss home football game
2012  Master Class NATS State Conference, University of Mississippi
2012  Master Class at Harding University, Searcy, AR
2011 – present  Adjudicator for Southern Regional and Mississippi State NATS Conferences

 

COMMITTEES - University of Mississippi

Recruiting Committee – Department of Music
Library Council
Lecture Series
Faculty Senate
Taylor Medal Selection
Music Faculty Search Committee (for musicology position)

 

RESEARCH

Writing

“A Conversation with Craig Hella Johnson” – article in revision; accepted for publication in
The Choral Scholar, Spring 2016.

Conference Presentations

2016 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference of the College Music Society (CMS) - Lecture Recital: Art Song of the American South
2015 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of the College Music Society (CMS) – Lecture Recital: Art Song of the American South
2013 Annual Convention of the National Opera Association (NOA) – Paper: Opera in Concert – Practical Meets Progressive

Grants Awarded


University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, 2012 and 2015
SEC Faculty Travel Grant, 2015 – 2016

Current Recording Project


Art Song of the American South – exploration into contemporary classical art song with connection to the Southern region of the US. Collection of repertoire includes the recording of commissioned and unpublished songs for voice and piano, as well as other works that fit this particular focus. Eighteen songs were professionally recorded with Melinda Coffey Armstead in July and August 2015. Sessions were then edited and mastered with in Oxford, MS, and the finished product has been solicited for publication on a professional record label.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Association of Teachers of Singing – member since 2011
National Opera Association – member since 2011
College Music Society – member since 2009

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