John Arlievsky is an up-and-coming baritone, conductor, composer and pianist whose recent successes are building momentum towards the start of a far-reaching and exciting career in music. Upcoming engagements include the title role of Don Giovanni with Peabody Opera Theatre, an outreach lecture-recital presented by the Denyce Graves Foundation as a Shared Voices fellow, and Osanna Chamber Ensemble’s 2023 season as its chief conductor.
John began studies at Westminster Choir College as a triple-major in piano (James Goldsworthy), voice (Sharon Sweet, Elem Eley), and composition (Stefan Younng, Joel Phillips). He sang with numerous choirs, made his operatic debut, and began to delve into conducting with private study under James Jordan. After two successful years at Westminster, John decided to consolidate his focus primarily on voice performance. Undergoing an extensive search and transfer audition process, John is honored to currently study voice at Peabody Conservatory in the studio of Randall Scarlata with a Premier Talent Scholarship.
Around the time that he transferred to Peabody, John founded the 501(c)(3) semi-professional choir Osanna Chamber Ensemble, which he leads as president, artistic director, and chief conductor. After a successful debut sponsored by PaTRAM™ in August, 2021, Osanna has continued to produce exciting and meaningful projects. Having led the curation of Osanna’s 2023 concert season in partnership with PaTRAM, he is slated to conduct 7 performances with the choir this year. In addition to performances with the ensemble, he is coordinating development of an outreach program designed to impact amateur Orthodox youth singers, and curating an academic partnership for the ensemble, TBA this September. The son of a protodeacon and lifelong church musician, John is passionately dedicated to making sacred music with Osanna.
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In addition to his work as a solo vocalist, John is an active freelance choral singer with academic and professional ensembles across the globe, with past engagements including including Westminster Symphonic Choir, Westminster Williamson Voices, Westminster Kantorei, The Same Stream, PaTRAM Institute Male Choir™ , NEXT Ensemble, and the Syndal Cathedral Choir of ROCOR, among others.