New York native, Joslyn Thomas is a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College, earning a B.M in Music Education degree. During her time at Westminster, she performed with the Westminster Williamson Voices, Kantorei and Symphonic Choir. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joslyn sang under the batons of Joe Miller, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alan Gilbert, Charles Dutoit, and Pablo Heras-Casado in notable venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and the Kimmel Center with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. During her three years singing with Amanda Quist and Westminster Kantorei, she toured France and England, performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, and sang on the ensemble’s first CD, Lumina.
During her time with the Williamson Voices and James Jordan, she attended the Choral Institute at Oxford as a chorister-in-residence for three summers, performed Arvo Part’s Kanon Pokajanen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and can be heard on Hole in the Sky, Carolae: Music for Christmas, Silence into Light, and a forthcoming CD of the music of Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Singing on several of the choir’s recordings and attending the Choral Institute at Oxford, Joslyn has worked extensively with composer, producer, and conductor James Whitbourn and recently served as a mentor for his program, the Oxford University Choral Singing Summer School, a program that gathers singers from around the world to work together for a week of study in the art of choral singing. In addition to Joslyn’s study as a choral singer, she has studied conducting extensively with James Jordan and has participated in conducting masterclasses with Charles Bruffy, Bruce Chamberlain, Steve Pilkington, and Tom Shelton.
Currently, Joslyn is a M.M. in Choral Conducting student at the University of Washington where she studies with Geoffrey Boers and Giselle Wyers, and serves as an assistant conductor of the University Chorale. When she’s not in the Seattle area, she can be heard singing with The Same Stream, a professional choir based in Philadelphia, conducted by James Jordan.