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Joseph Battrick is an accomplished performer with a diverse background. A native of Corvallis and graduate of Corvallis High School, Mr. Battrick discovered his love for music performance early in life, but concentrated on instrumental music for most of his school years. He played flute, bassoon, and baritone saxophone before finally joining choir during his senior year of high school and discovering that he was a far better vocalist than instrumentalist.

Joseph BattrickAfter high school, Mr. Battrick studied vocal performance at Brigham Young University and Oregon State University. During his collegiate years, he was a member of numerous classical choral groups, jazz ensembles, and a cappella groups, including BYU’s acclaimed nine-man Vocal Point. Since graduating from college, he has continued his vocal studies, most recently with Bonnie Kousoulakis, formerly of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, vocal coach for members of the renowned classical ensemble Chanticleer.

Since 2004 Mr. Battrick has sung tenor with the Corvallis Repertory Singers, a professional-level choir based in Corvallis; he is often a soloist with other area music organizations. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician for the “A Cappella in Albany” Festival at Linn-Benton Community College and for ICCA and ICHSA (Varsity Vocals) events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

On stage, he has performed more than 25 roles in musicals, operas, and plays, ranging from the lyric tenor title role in Benjamin Britten’s opera “Albert Herring” to the bluesy baritone of Audrey II (the plant) in “Little Shop of Horrors.” His most recent roles include Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” the eponymous barber in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” and King Kaspar in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Non-musical roles include Stanley in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and the intellectually-challenged busboy, Donnie Ray, in the West Coast premiere of Michael Russell’s “Countergirls.”

Mr. Battrick is excited to be a part of this year’s Chintimini Chamber Music Festival.

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