Justin Moore, tenor, is a performer and vocal instructor who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. His start to music, however, began in his home state of Missouri where he sought all manner of experiences, from church choir to school musicals, barbershop quartets, and pop concerts.
At Southeast Missouri State University, where Justin earned degrees in vocal performance and music education, he found his niche in opera in classical music. In the fall of 2010, he and his wife, soprano Sarah Orlovsky, moved to Boston for graduate studies in vocal performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Justin’s vocals have been praised as both nuanced and evocative. Past roles include: Martin in Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land, Don Basilio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and Eisenstein in Midwest Lyric Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus. In 2011, Justin created the role of Lawrence for composer Pasquale Tassone’s new opera, Seven Rabbits on a Pole. In concert, Justin sang the tenor solo in Jonathan Dove’s Koethener Messe with the Southeast Symphony, and performs regularly with chamber recitals in the Boston area. Justin was also a soloed member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. He also served as assistant director of the Boston-based Sharing A New Song Chorus.
Currently, Justin serves as tenor section leader and soloist at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Harvard Square, and is music director of the women’s a capella ensemble, Second Wind. He is also a voice instructor for the Mendon-Upton School District and the Ivy Music Academy in Norfolk, as well as a teaching assistant-in-residence for many Boston public schools. His core belief: “Music touches us all, enriching our lives and opening us to new experiences. Music, like food, is best when shared, and reaches its fullest expression when people feel empowered by their ability to create their own music.”
For more, visit Justin’s website.