|Music Department Faculty|
Joseph Baunoch, D.M.A.
|Joseph Baunoch (bass) is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He recently was recognized as a winner in the 2010 Classical Singer Magazine Convention Competition in the Profession Division. Dr. Baunoch trained as an apprentice artist with Toledo Opera and Dicapo Opera of New York City, and has performed in over 50 different operas and over 30 opera roles at the professional and College levels. He has been seen as the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Dr. Bartolo and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Magnifico in Cinderella, Colline, in La Boheme and Timur in Turandot among others; and has covered Dr. Dulcamara, L’Elisir D’Amore, Frank Murrant, Street Scene, The Old Doctor, Vanessa, and Tonio, I Pagliacci. Also performing in several opera outreach programs to school children across the country with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Toledo Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Dicapo Opera, and Depaul University. While at Michigan State University he performed in a live webcast as the Capitan in Daniel Catan’s opera Florencia en al Amazonas, and traveled to China to perform at the Shenyang Conservatory. He has sung on master classes with legendary opera mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, baritone Haijing Fu, Marlena Malas, and Thomas Pasatieri; and studied voice with former Metropolitan Opera tenor Richard Fracker, David Okerlund, Ted Puffer, Monica Hart, and Spiro Malas. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance with a Cognate in Art Song at Michigan State University and also holds a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, both in Voice Performance. Before coming to IUP, Dr. Baunoch was an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.|