Joshua Horsch

Joshua Horsch is a conductor, coach, and pianist equally comfortable in opera, orchestra, and recital settings.  Recently named the winner of the 2016-2017 American Prize in Opera Conducting, Joshua looks forward to upcoming engagements including a debut with Tri-Cities Opera conducting Glory Denied and work with North Carolina Opera as Assistant/Cover Conductor for Cold Mountain.  During the 2016-2017 season at Pensacola Opera, Joshua served as Music Director/Conductor for Glory Denied, Assistant Conductor for Aida and Dead Man Walking, and Music Director/Coach/Pianist for the Artist in Residence program.  Joshua’s recent positions include Assistant Conductor/Pianist/Vocal Coach for Opera Saratoga’s 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons, Assistant Conductor/Rehearsal Pianist for Fort Worth Opera, and Assistant/Cover Conductor for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.  Additionally, Joshua has served as Music Director/Conductor for Copland’s The Tender Land at the University of Colorado Boulder, Conductor/Pianist for the CU New Opera Workshop, Conductor/Pianist for the Newport Music Festival, and Staff Conductor for the Boston Opera Collaborative. Joshua’s guest and workshop conducting includes work with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra.  Joshua studied conducting and piano at the University of Colorado Boulder, Penn State University, and Ithaca College.