Joseph Kyungjin Han is an accomplished opera singer and respected college professor with a well-established international career. He has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Italy, France, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea with his powerful and emotive performances.
Joseph made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall with the Philharmonia Boston Orchestra String Players and has performed at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center and the Nice Acropolis in France.
Recently, Joseph made his debut in Mexico as the title role of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia (ISOFOM) and Michocán Symphony Orchestra, and he has also appeared with the Riverside Choral Society under the baton of Patrick Gardner. He has held professional fellowships with SongFest, Académie d'Eté de Nice, Russian Opera Workshop at AVA, Baroque Opera Workshop, and Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera (EPCASO). Joseph has performed with numerous opera companies and programs, including Teatro Nuovo, ISOFOM, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Stony Brook Opera Theatre, Russian Opera Workshop at AVA, New York Lyric Opera, ConcertOPERA Philadelphia, Undercroft Opera, and Carnegie Mellon Opera.
As a concert soloist, Joseph has performed with a variety of ensembles, including the Riverside Choral Society, Long Island Symphonic Choral Association, Bergen Oratorio Society, Philadelphia Master Chorale, and the Stony Brook Chorale. He is also passionate about singing contemporary music by living composers, and has performed pieces by Perry Goldstein and Nathan Hudson at various venues.
In addition to his performing career, Joseph is a Vice President of Eastern New York Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and an active member of the American Choral Directors Association. He is also a dedicated and gifted teacher. He has taught undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University and SUNY Stony Brook, and served as an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Joseph received certificates in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Director of Vocal and Choral Studies at SUNY Schenectady College. Additionally, he teaches voice to musical theatre students as a Lecturer at SUNY Albany University.
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, where he received a full scholarship and studied under the tutelage of Randall Scarlata and Timothy Long. Over the course of his extensive training, he has studied with numerous other luminaries, including Luis Ledesma, Danielle Orlando, Darrell Babidge, Will Crutchfield, Maria Spacagna, Douglas Ahlstedt, and Sungkil Kim.
Overall, Joseph Kyungjin Han is an incredibly talented and accomplished musician who has made a name for himself both as a performer and a teacher. He brings a deep passion and dedication to his work, and continues to inspire and educate others with his exceptional artistry and expertise.