2012 Season Role:
"Ms. Silverpeal" in Mozart's
Joy Jones is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Potsdam’s Crane school of Music, where she received her Masters of Music in vocal performance. She was an active member of Crane Opera Ensemble, singing the role of “Fiordiligi” in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and the role of “Della” in Conte’s The Gift of the Magi. She held a small voice studio for non-music majors, was a member of the Crane Student Association, and served on SUNY Potsdam’s Graduate Affairs Committee alongside her voice teacher, American Tenor, Donald George. Joy participated in masterclasses with famous Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe and German stage director Michael Sturm. She worked with Michael again, and American Soprano Lynda Kemeny in Germany during her participation in West Virginia University’s Voice and Piano Collaborative Summer Workshop in Rosenheim, Bavaria, in which Donald George and Dr. Lucy Mauro coordinated. Joy was a featured soloist in many concerts and recitals such as: Neglected Nationalism: An evening of negro spirituals, Operissmo, The Women’s Composers Concert, The Gilded Age: Birth of the American hit song, Miscast Caberet: All fached up!, and many more. She also sang lead vocals for “The Family Funk”, a funk band put together by students on campus.
After receiving her Bachelor’s of Music from Sam Houston State University in 2008, Joy worked with Kingwood College Opera where she sang the role of “Marshenka” (Marie) in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride and “Eurydice” in Offenbach’s Orpheus and the Underworld. She has been a reoccurring featured artist at Texas Lutheran University’s annual Martin Luther King Concert since 2004, where other featured guests have included Soprano Barbara Hill Moore and Bass-Baritone Leon Turner. Joy has also sung partial roles, such as “Sandman” from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, “Witch” from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and “Bastienne” from Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne.