Lesson Feesfrom $20.00 / 30 Minutes
Joshua Clemenger began his musical journey in community theatre and choir, where he quickly fell in love with music. Following his training at the Theatre Aquarius program, he performed much of the great musical repertoire playing Curly in Oklahoma, Sgt Cable in South Pacific, John in Miss Saigon, Anatoly in Chess, and President Wintergreen in Of Thee I Sing. He graduated from Western University with a bachelors degree in Voice in 2014, and promptly began to teach. He began as Primary Voice teacher for the LYTE (London Youth Theater Experience) Program, which offers subsidized musical theater training to families in London, Ontario. Joshua then spent two years teaching English abroad before returning to earn a Masters degree in voice with Lorna MacDonald from the University of Toronto.
Joshua has been performing professionally in the Toronto area for three years, and is involved in a variety of musical organizations. Most recently, Joshua sang the role of Camille de Rossillon in The Merry Widow with Opera York, Zsupan in Toronto Operetta Theatre’s The Gypsy Baron, and Gonzalve in Opera in Concert’s production of L’Heure Espagnole, as well as joining Orpheus Choir, Annex Singers, and Opera in Concert as a soloist in other projects.
My name is Josh, and I love making music, whether it's an aria by Mozart, a Disney classic, or a new Vampire Weekend single. I am a singer, a musician, an actor, sometimes even a dancer, and I love helping people find joy in music! My musical journey started in middle school, when I was cast as a young farmhand in a community theater production of Oklahoma! The friends I made and the musicians I worked with were so inspiring that I enrolled in theater school, performed in more than 25 shows, and eventually earned a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from Western University. Armed with a little education, I spent a year as Musical Director and Voice Teacher for the LYTE (London Youth Theater Experience) Program, which offers subsidized musical theater training to families in London, Ontario. That season we presented Beauty and the Beast with a cast of thirty teens and twenty juniors, and when I saw my students conquering their fears and falling in love with performing, it was like it was happening to me all over again. I continued to explore teaching by moving to Thailand, where I spent a year teaching English in a temple school before taking a job teaching English and Music at a middle school in South Korea. I will always be grateful to my students and colleagues abroad for all that they taught me, but after two years away from home, I returned to earn my Masters Degree in music at the University of Toronto, and to make the city my home. I am involved with a number of musical organizations here in the city, performing professionally for opera companies, choirs, and local churches, and meeting great mentors, but I still find the most joy playing covers with my friends, or gathering around the piano to sing carols or musical classics. I am so grateful to be continuing my musical education here, and I can't wait to share it with you.
Masters Degree in Music- Opera Performance from the University of Toronto Bachelors Degree in Voice- Performance from Western University