Joshua Porter


Joshua is a local opera singer from San Lorenzo Valley, with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music
Performance from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Joshua has been playing
piano since he was 9 years old, and has sung in choirs since he was 11. Before attending UOP,
Josh sang and taught with the Cabrillo College choral department as a teaching assistant for the
acclaimed Cheryl Anderson; while at Cabrillo he was also a teacher for the Cabrillo Youth
Chorus for 6 years and the President of the student-led vocal ensemble Il Dolce Suono (The
Sweet Sound) for 2 years.

Joshua has a passion for singing. He first decided to acquire a degree in music performance
when participating as a choir member in a Santa Cruz Symphony production of The Barber of
Seville, featuring many members of the New York Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Program.
Since then, Joshua has been in many staged productions, including The Mikado and The
Threepenny Opera at the University of the Pacific, and Trial by Jury and most recently Candide
by Leonard Bernstein with Cabrillo Stage.

During his tenure as a teaching assistant for the Cabrillo Youth Chorus, Josh taught a wide
variety of vocal styles and genres to kids aged 8-18, and also conducted and accompanied for
the other choirs at Cabrillo on occasion. Josh performed with CYC with many different
ensembles, including Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, South Valley Symphony, and
Ensemble Monterey. Josh also participated with CYC and the Cabrillo choral program on three
separate tours to Cuba, Carnegie Hall, and South Africa. Since graduating Josh has returned to
the Central Coast and has enjoyed teaching once again with the Cabrillo Youth Chorus, while
also teaching private lessons with Mountain Music School in Scotts Valley.
There is nothing Josh loves more than to share his talent and passion with others. Whether in
performance in front of thousands or one-on-one voice or piano lessons, Joshua wants to bring
light to the world through music.

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