Joshua Bavaro currently serves as Associate Conductor of Maryland Lyric Opera and Assistant Conductor of the Greenwich Symphony. This season, he will join Eugene Opera as Assistant Conductor for their New Year’s Eve Gala. He has previously served as Assistant Conductor for the Piedmont Symphony, Opera on the Avalon, New York Opera Exchange, and at Manhattan School of Music, and has collaborated with the Riverside Orchestra and Works and Process at the Guggenheim. His work with Opera on the Avalon and New York Opera Exchange included A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Bizet’s Carmen. Most recently, Joshua joined the Sonora Philharmonic in Mexico as Guest Conductor for the Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival, leading the opening and closing concerts, including a nationally televised performance of Carmina Burana.
He has also led workshops and premiered several new works including the operas Illegal Alien by Alfonso Molina, Shinju by Kento Iwasaki, and Alice Flagg by Joseph R. Kaz. Joshua has participated in the Orchestra de Cadaqués International Conducting Competition and in masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, and Charles Dutoit. In addition to his conducting duties, Joshua is the Founder and Music Director of Music at the Gate in Queens, NY. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music and recently earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Catholic University of America under the tutelage of Maestro Murry Sidlin.