Joshua Druckenmiller

Joshua D.

New Brunswick, NJ
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About

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Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

I received my bachelor's degree in Voice from Susquehanna University, where I served as a student voice teacher and a music theory tutor. I am currently completing my master's degree in musicology at Mason Gross School of the Arts, where I also studied opera performance, taught undergraduate music surveys, privately tutored Diction, and directed opera department productions.

I have participated in a number of different musical ensembles and performances including operas, recitals, choirs, a cappella groups, musicals, and liturgical music.

Through my own vocal journey, I have worked with numerous teachers, voice professionals and medical specialists concerning vocal faults and health issues. This has fostered my pedagogical understanding of the voice and my emphasis on vocal health.

My approach with students is to find a natural, healthy, and unique sound that comes with good technique, care of the voice, and musical knowledge. Supplemented by regular practice, my lessons will address the individual needs of every student; just like a fingerprint, every voice is unique and presents unique challenges.

In addition to voice lessons, I teach beginning piano and music theory lessons, establishing a firm musical foundation for those who wish to supplement their voice lessons or improve their performance on another instrument.

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Experience

Tenor Section Leader
Aug 2016 - Present
Church of the Sacred Heart

Leads the tenor section of the choir and serves as soloist, leader of song, and cantor at Sacred Heart Catholic church in South Plainfield, NJ.

Part-time Lecturer
Jan 2015 - Present
Mason Gross Arts Online

Teaches Introduction to Music online to undergraduate students. The course covers the basics of music theory, classical music history, jazz history, world music, and music in popular culture.

Education

MA Musicology
Aug 2014 - Present
Rutgers University
BA Music - Voice
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Susquehanna University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Protection of Minors Training Course
Jan 2017
Rutgers University

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Apr 2011

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Photos & Videos

Singing the role of Mercury at the July 2016 performance of Reinhard Keiser's operetta Pomona at the Amherst Early Music Festival.

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Singing the role of Arithmetic in the 2016 Production of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges at Mason Gross School of the Arts

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Diane Jul 2, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Joshua is an excellent voice teacher! He employs patience, care, and a unique approach with each student. He has extensive knowledge of a number of musical styles, allowing students to explore and dive into many different genres. He places an emphasis on healthy and natural vocal production for students of all ages, which is so incredibly important. His demeanor is always friendly and inviting, and he creates an easy and comfortable atmosphere for learning with his warm personality. I would recommend him to friends and family in a heartbeat!

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