Joshua Habermann
June/July 2014

   Italy - Rome, St Peter's Basilica

Italy with Joshua Habermann - Summer 2014

Joshua Habermann

Joshua Habermann has led honor choirs and choral festivals in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia. As a singer (tenor) he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus (Eugene, Oregon) and Conspirare (Austin,Texas).

Since 2009 Habermann has been music director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, a professional chamber choir with summer and winter seasons in New Mexico. Projects with the Desert Chorale include choral-orchestral works such as J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, as well as a cappella masterworks such as Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil, and Copland’s In the Beginning with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham

From 1996-2008 Habermann was assistant conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, where he prepared the chorus for performances with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Charles Dutoit.

From 1996-2008 Habermann was professor of music at San Francisco State University, where under his direction the SFSU Chamber Singers received international engagements in Havana, Cuba, and undertook concert tours in Germany and the Czech Republic, and China. National invitations include the Waging Peace Festival in Eugene, Oregon, multiple appearances at the California Music Educators Convention, and an appearance at the American Choral Directors’ Association convention in 2008.

From 2008-2011 Habermann was director of choral studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he led the graduate program in conducting, and directed the Frost Chorale. During this same period Habermann led the Masterchorale of South Florida in performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Requiem.

In 2011-2012 Joshua Habermann begins his tenure as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

A native of California, Joshua Habermann is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed doctoral studies in conducting with Craig Hella Johnson. He lives in Dallas with his wife Joanna and daughter Kira.