Joshua Zink

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Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera 

Director of KSU Opera 

Dr. Joshua Zink is Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music at Kennesaw State University. 

He previously served as Associate Professor of Voice at Carson-Newman University where he maintained a vocal studio. He created and directed the Opera Theatre Program at C-N. For this effort he was awarded the Faculty Creativity Award in 2018. Additionally, he was music director and conductor for the Musical Theatre program. During his tenure he also taught Vocal Pedagogy, Diction, Class Voice, and directed the Women Singers for four years. He managed the Vocal Arts Laboratory which included Voce Vista Video Pro. He previously was on faculty at Middle Tennessee State University and Doane University. Dr. Zink earned a D.M.A. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a M.M. from The University of Illinois, and a B.M. from Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Zink, a baritone, is an experienced performer on stage, in concert, and in recitals. Recently he performed with Knoxville Opera in Mefistofele and sang the role of “Gideon March” in Mark Adamo’s Little Women at Harrower Summer Opera while co-directing the Young Artist Program opera scenes. Other performance history includes operatic roles with Opera New Jersey, Dayton Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Omaha, Pine Mountain Music Festival, and Opera America’s Series in New York City “Exploring American Voices,” where he was showcased in Michael Ching’s new American a-capella opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has appeared as a guest artist at various institutions in the U.S.A. and enjoyed performances of major oratorios as a soloist.

Particularly fond of song recital he has performed Schubert's Winterreise six times. Three of these performances were with the "Dean of American accompanists" John Wustman who was a major mentor at The University of Illinois. 

As an advocate for new works, his published scholarly activity investigates and advances new music in America with composer Tom Cipullo’s America 1968. Recently, Dr. Zink arranged a two-day residency in which Cipullo visited his campus, worked with students and faculty, and attended a performance of his music. In that performance, Dr. Zink performed a newer Cipullo song cycle: An Earth to Walk Upon.

Dr. Zink served as President of Tennessee NATS and his students successfully participated in several auditions, events, and conferences. Some of his former students have gone on to pursue graduate study, are successful music educators, and performers. 

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