British-American tenor and Toulmin Foundation Scholar, Joshua Blue is a second year Masters Student at The Juilliard School in New York City, NY pursuing a degree in vocal performance under the tutelage of Dr. Robert White.
As a tenor soloist, Blue has been featured in Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, Ramirez’s Missa Criolla, Bach's B Minor Mass, and Beethoven's Symphony no. 9. He has also performed such operatic roles as Gabriel von Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, the title role of Britten’s Albert Herring, Sam Kaplan in Weil’s Street Scene, the Student in Torke’s Strawberry Fields, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca, Ruggero in Puccini’s La Rondine, Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Franz/Block in the American Premier of Glass’ The Trial, and Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, performing with the Oberlin Opera Theater; Franco-American Vocal Academy in Salzburg, Austria; Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and DuPage Opera Theater; CityMusic Cleveland; the Oberlin in Italy program; Opera Theatre Saint Louis; and Music Academy of the West. In November of 2016 Blue had his Alice Tully Hall debut in New York City singing with The Juilliard School's historical performance orchestra, Juilliard and will be making his Austin Lyric Opera debut January 2017 singing Scaramuccio in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Joshua will have his Merkin Concert Hall debut in February 2018 singing songs of protest with the New York Festival of Song
In April of 2017, Joshua received the Ellen Lopin Blair award for First Place in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition held annual by the Oratorio Society of New York.
Joshua graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a B.M. in vocal performance in 2016 and anticipates graduating from the Juilliard School with a M.M. in vocal performance in 2018