Joshua Jones Profile
BM, Butler University
MM, Boston University
DM, Northwestern University
As a performer, Josh is active in recital and concert performances throughout the Chicagoland area. Most recently, he has been heard as a guest soloist with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, DuPage Opera Theater, the DuPage Chorale & Orchestra, the Northwestern University Orchestra, the University of Illinois-Chicago Chorus, and the V.O.I.C.Experience. Josh has performed as a professional chorister with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Music Festival, and the Lakeside Singers.
As an educator, Dr. Jones serves on the music faculty at Judson University (Elgin, IL), where he coordinates the vocal division, teaches voice and theory courses, and directs the Chamber Singers ensemble. He has also taught at Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL), and at the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL). Dr. Jones is an active adjudicator and clinician in masterclasses and competitions in the Chicagoland area. He is also a composer, specializing in choral literature.
Jones also serves as the music director and director of worship at Light of Christ Lutheran Church (Algonquin, IL). There he is responsible for planning worship services, directing the adult choir, chamber orchestra, and praise bands, and leading worship each week for blended and contemporary services.
Josh Jones has studied voice with Sunny Joy Langton, William Sharp, and Steven Stolen. He has coached with Sherrill Milnes, Alan Darling, and Richard Boldrey. He has performed in masterclasses for artists like Tony Randall and Richard Pearlman, and sung under the baton of conductors like Sir Andrew Davis, Bruno Bartoletti, and Carlos Kalmar.
He has memberships in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the College Music Society (CMS), and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
Dr. Jones holds degrees from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), Boston University (Boston, MA), and Butler University (Indianapolis, IN).
Josh lives in Gilberts, IL with his wife Coco and their children Jacob and Molly. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games.