Grammy-nominated American Baritone, Joshua Conyers has been singled out by Opera News for his “deliciously honeyed baritone that would seduce anyone,” by The New York Times as having “a sonorous baritone” that “wheedled and seduced,” and by The Washington Post for having a “show stealing” performance. A native of Bronx, NY, he is known for his captivating performances and recognized as one of the leading dramatic voices of today. Mr. Conyers has performed with the most prestigious opera companies, symphonies, and concert halls in the world such as The Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, English National Opera, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, and many others. As a concert soloist and recitalist, he has sung throughout the United States and Europe. His recordings include the Grammy Nominated album X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X by Anthony Davis portraying the role of Reginald, Journey: My American Story with Lexicon Classics and the baritone soloist in Bernstein, Gershwin, & Copland: Works with Naxos.
“I’m incredibly honored to join the distinguished faculty of the Eastman School of Music,” Conyers said. “Having the opportunity to teach and cultivate first-class young musicians at Eastman is a dream come true. I look forward to serving the Eastman and Rochester community to the best of my abilities.”
Mr. Conyers has a deep commitment to community engagement, giving masterclasses and seminars at several universities and organizations across the United States and abroad. Active in the community, Joshua is a member of the Young Professionals Advisory Board of the Newark Boys Chorus School, mentoring underserved young men of color who find their paths through music. Previously, Mr. Conyers was a voice teacher at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education in Boston, MA. Joshua received his BM in Vocal Performance and Professional Certificate from the UNC School of the Arts/A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, and his MM in Vocal Performance from Indiana University.