Dr. Joseph Regan is a highly regarded singer and voice teacher whose performing has taken him all over the Eastern Seaboard and parts of Europe. He makes regular appearances at the Strathmore, Meyerhoff, and Kennedy Center Concert Halls and has been privileged to sing under the batons of Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Masaaki Suzuki, Emil de Cou, Martin Issep, and many others.
Dr. Regan is regularly engaged as a soloist with orchestras, in recital, and opera productions. Recent highlights from the opera stage include a turn as Azaël from Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue for Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Don José in Opus Concert Theater’s production of Carmen, and an upcoming portrayal of Pinkerton from Madame Butterly with Loudon Lyric Opera. Dr. Regan is frequently engaged as a tenor soloist for various oratorios. He is particularly well known for his singing of Bach and Handel with more than two dozen performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Passions and Cantatas to his credit. This season, Dr. Regan will again sing Bach’s great B Minor Mass as well as multiple performances of Messiah this holiday season. Dr. Regan also deeply enjoys singing art song, in particular French Mélodies. This intimate and personal form allows him to more deeply explore the connection between text, music, emotional intent, and its impact on the listener.
Dr. Regan is a long time member of the eight person vocal ensemble The District Eight, with whom he has toured the East Coast and appeared on multiple recordings. He has also recently joined the vocal group Words and Music, whose popular and classical performances have been a favorite for those living in the D.C. and northern VA areas for years.
As an active performer, Dr. Regan’s students benefit directly from his extensive performing experience. In his studio, singers develop a fundamentally sound vocal technique coupled with a deep study of text, poetry, and music in order to facilitate genuine artistic expression. Instruction in the basic principles of healthy vocal production are tailored to each individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Regan’s students have been admitted to graduate programs at Peabody Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Maryland Opera Studio, University of Houston, Longy University, Arizona State University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota and others. They continue to sing throughout the United States and Europe as young professionals.
Dr. Regan is an Assistant Professor of Music at Bowie State University where he teaches voice, Music Theory, and assorted performance classes. He earned his BM and MM from the Peabody Institute of the John’s Hopkins University and his DMA from University of Maryland, College Park.