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Faculty Advisors

Joshua McGuire

Joshua McGuire is Principal Senior Lecturer in Musicianship at the Blair School of Music, where he also directs programs in Aural Skills as well as Music Entrepreneurship & Wellness. An industry-leading opera librettist, McGuire has authored the texts to over ten operas, including the popular Lucinda y Las Flores de la Nochebuena, a children's opera which has been seen by over 30,000 children, with music by Evan Mack. Their collaboration also produced The Ghosts of Gatsby, based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, winner of the National Opera Association’s biennial Dominick Argento Prize in 2019.
The recipient of fellowships from Opera America, Washington National Opera, The American Center for New Works Development, and Yaddo, McGuire is also the author of The Secret of Music: a look at the listening life, a book of nonfiction essays on music and mindfulness (Shanti Arts Press, 2019).  McGuire’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Levee Magazine and The Manhattan Review.