Dr. Joseph Diehl’s love of opera and the stage has been evident since his early training at Bowling Green State University. While honing his craft under the tutelage of Andreas Poulimenos, Joseph was heard in roles including Ferrando in Cosi fan tuttè, Prince Charming in Cendrillion, Sam in Susannah, and the title role in Albert Herring. He continued his studies at Indiana University’s Jacob’s School of Music where he was heard in the collegiate premiere of William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge, and Edwin Penhorwood’s Too Many Sopranos. Joseph was awarded the Mendel Opera scholarship, earned a performer’s diploma, and began a Master’s degree in voice and opera at IU, which he would then finish at Ball State University under voice teacher and opera director, Joseph Levitt. While completing his MM and subsequent doctorate, Dr. Diehl’s performance credits included Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Fritz Kobus in L’amico Fritz, and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. Equally at home on the oratorio stage, Joseph was a 5-time returning tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Toledo Symphony, was recently heard as the tenor soloist in A. Ramirez’s Misa Criolla at the IMEA conference in Ft. Wayne, IN. Most recently Dr. Diehl served as the tenor resident young artist with Indianapolis Opera, where he made his professional debut in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West. Joseph comes to South Texas College having spent the past year as an adjunct professor at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. In addition, Dr. Diehl spent the past season returning to perform at The Lyric Opera of Chicago in productions of Carmen, Norma, and Les Troyens.