Joseph Bolger


Teaching & Research

As an educator, Joseph is in demand as a singing teacher and vocal coach. He is also undertaking groundbreaking research into aesthetic and social contexts of early music singing.

As Senior Lecturer in Classical Voice at Leeds College of Music, he delivers one-to-one singing teaching, ensemble and language coaching to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and has also run an annual three day course on English Seventeenth-Century Song. He also directs the Leeds College of Music Chamber Choir.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at King’s College London, he has delivered vocal coaching and masterclasses as part of the Advanced Performance Studies Course. He has also delivered seminar and lecture material on courses including Revolutionary Opera, Music since 1850, and Analysis.

As a Ph.D student in Musicology at King’s College London, Joseph is supervised by Professor Daniel Leech-Wilkinson. His research centres on a text-driven analysis of vocal performance practice research written between 1965-2014. The analysis seeks to uncover the fundamental aesthetic and social codes of early music singing, with a particular emphasis on the impact of Oxbridge-style choirs and the performance practice research that endorses their ways of singing.

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