Josh Quinn is a Chicago-based coach, pianist, and conductor. He recently completed his second year as the young artist pianist, coach, and assistant conductor with Chicago Opera Theater. He serves as the Music Director for the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center. As an advocate for new works, he has been a conductor, coach, singer, and collaborator on the development of many new operas, and song cycles. He transitioned into coaching and conducting after several seasons singing with various companies: Merola Opera Program, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Prototype Festival, American Symphony Orchestra, Beth Morrison Projects, New Haven Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Opera Maine, Left Coast Ensemble, and West Edge Opera. He holds degrees in opera performance from the New England Conservatory, and a performance diploma in collaborative piano from Roosevelt University. He is also an artist member of Music for Food, a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in our home communities.