Guest Chorus Director

Joshua Habermann is in his 14th season as artistic director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, one of the nation’s premier professional chamber choirs. He is a frequent clinician for state and national events, and has led honor choirs and choral festivals in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. As a tenor, he has performed and recorded with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Conspirare, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

From 2011–22 Mr. Habermann was director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, where he prepared and led the 200-voice chorus for classical and pops concerts. Highlights with the DSO include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Verdi’s Requiem, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony, and Britten’s War Requiem. During his tenure in Dallas, he led annual Christmas programs with the orchestra and chorus, as well as collaborations between the Dallas Symphony Chorus and international orchestras.

Before his Dallas appointment, Mr. Habermann was director of choral studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he led the graduate program in conducting and collaborated with the New World Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas. He also led the Masterchorale of South Florida in performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Haydn’s Creation, among other works.


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