Georgia native Benjamin Boskoff, Tenor, is a graduate from The University of Michigan School of Music(MM) and University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music(BM). An active vocal artist, Mr. Boskoff has been traveling the states since 2016 for productions, recitals, and concerts. Recent highlights include: Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw with Red River Lyric Opera, Tamino in Die Zaubeflöte with Lawrence Opera Theatre, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Light Opera of New Jersey, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Opera MODO, and Count Ory in Le Comte Ory with Lawrence University as a guest artist. This past summer Mr. Boskoff was a resident artist with Opera North and covered Macduff and Malcolm in their production of Verdi’s Macbeth.
Mr. Boskoff has been a student of Dr. Gregory Broughton, Dr. Scott Piper and Barbara Clark (Paver). He has also spent time working with Martin Katz, Dr. Timothy Cheek, Kathleen Kelly, Kathryn Wright, Copeland Woodruff, Dr. Stephen Austin, Frederick Burchinal, Martha Sheil, Kenneth Bozeman and Steven Mcgee.
Mr. Boskoff is currently calling Houston, Texas his home and base of operations.
Along with interests in opera, Mr. Boskoff finds an equal passion in the art song repertoire, modern music repertoire, and concert works. Since 2013, he as been apart of a dozen of recital programs ranging from new compositions, degree recitals, public outreach, and solo concert work. "A champion of programming," Mr. Boskoff takes tedious care in manipulating the order of the recital, making sure each performance is unique and enjoyable to the audience. Along with a proper program, he ensures that new works are performed on each recital and tries to expand the breadth of the repertoire heard in today's recital hall. He also attempts to combine several different artistic mediums in each recital to help push the recital into the 21st century of performance art; such as visual art, dance, poetry reading, monologue and technology. Mr. Boskoff is also a full time rostered artist with Bach Society Houston, where he frequently performs in the small ensemble as a member and soloist.
Mr. Boskoff is available via email for recital/concert consultation, program planning, recital bookings and repertoire suggestions.
Voice teacher and pedagogue
Voice teacher and pedagogue
Mr. Boskoff is an adjunct faculty member at Lone Star College-Kingwood, where he teaches voice and diction courses and has been teaching private voice and music lessons since 2013.His studies under Dr. Stephanie Tingler (UGA) and Dr. Freda Herseth (Michigan) in pedagogy have greatly influenced his teaching style, combined with his two past teachers, Dr. Gregory Broughton (UGA) and Dr. Scott Piper (Michigan). Mechanistic in understanding and practical in approach, Mr. Boskoff seeks to teach healthy, vocal phonation above all else - along with a deep connection with the visceral sensation of singing the text and emotion of the music.
"If one cannot be healthy while singing it, it is not you BEING ALIVE in the music but rather you pretending to be alive."
- Dr. Gregory Broughton