Joseph Kyungjin Han is a dynamic and versatile opera singer, conductor, and esteemed college professor, recognized for his exceptional talent and international achievements. With a captivating stage presence and powerful performances, he has enthralled audiences across the globe, including the United States, Italy, France, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea.
Joseph's artistic journey has seen him grace renowned stages such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Nice Acropolis in France. He made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall with the Philharmonia Boston Orchestra String Players and has received engagements with esteemed organizations including the Riverside Choral Society under the baton of Patrick Gardner.
Recently, Joseph was invited to conduct a masterclass at the prestigious National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City, where he also provided instruction on Korean art song, diction, and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to the participants. Moreover, he collaborated with esteemed pianist Antonio Santoyo for a Schubert's Winterreise recital at the Conservatory de las Rosas in Morelia.
During the summers of 2022 and 2023, he sang the roles of Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi) and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) at the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia (ISOFOM). He performed the role of Count (Le nozze di Figaro) at Teatro Nuovo as an apprentice artist. Additionally, he portrayed Marcello (La Bohème) and Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Stony Brook Opera. His repertoire includes other roles such as Ercole (Ercole Amante) with Baroque Opera Workshop, Cadi (Le cadi dupé) and Sacristan (Tosca) with New York Lyric Opera, cover role for Valentin (Faust) with ConcertOPERA Philadelphia, Onegin (Eugene Onegin) with Russian Opera Workshop, Escamillo (Carmen) and Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Undercroft Opera, as well as Top (The Tender Land) and Count (Le nozze di Figaro) with Carnegie Mellon Opera.
He has obtained fellowships from programs such as Teatro Nuovo, SongFest, the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, Académie d'Été de Nice, Baroque Opera Workshop, and the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera (EPCASO).
As an active choral conductor, Joseph received honors as a guest conductor at the prestigious NYSSMA Area All-State Festival held at the Proctor Theater in Schenectady, NY. Additionally, he was invited to conduct at the NYSSMA All-County Music Festival hosted by the Fulton County Music Educators Association in 2024.
As a concert soloist, Joseph's upcoming engagement is with the Queens Oratorio Society in NY, where he will serve as a baritone soloist for their performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass in 2024. He has also performed with several ensembles, including the Riverside Choral Society, Long Island Symphonic Choral Association, Bergen Oratorio Society, Philadelphia Master Chorale, and the Stony Brook Chorale. He possesses a profound passion for contemporary music and frequently performs compositions by living composers like Perry Goldstein and Nathan Hudson.
Beyond his artistic pursuits, Joseph enjoys active involvement within the music community of the Capital Region. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Eastern New York Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and actively participates in the American Choral Directors Association.
A dedicated and gifted educator, Joseph has imparted his knowledge and expertise to undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University, SUNY Stony Brook, and Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, where he served as an adjunct professor. He holds certificates in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor and Director of Vocal and Choral Studies at SUNY Schenectady College and also teachers musical theatre singing as a Lecturer in Voice at the University at Albany (SUNY).
Joseph holds a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Seoul National University, a master's degree in opera performance from Carnegie Mellon University, and a doctoral degree in vocal performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was the recipient of a full scholarship and studied under the esteemed tutelage of Randall Scarlata and Timothy Long. Throughout his extensive training, he had the privilege of working with renowned vocal luminaries such as Luis Ledesma, Danielle Orlando, Darrell Babidge, Will Crutchfield, Maria Spacagna, Douglas Ahlstedt, and Sungkil Kim. Furthermore, his conducting mentors include James Jordan and Jo-Michael Scheibe.