Juan Carlos Mendoza
Juan Carlos Mendoza, DMA, is a native of Muscatine, IA. With nearly 10 years of college teaching experience, he has served on the applied voice faculties of Augustana College, Drake University, Kirkwood Community College, Knox College, and Monmouth College. In addition to his role as an educator, he frequently performs throughout the Midwest. As a performer, he has performed with ensembles such as Lyric Opera of Chicago chorus, Grant Park Music Festival chorus, and Border CrosSing, a Minneapolis-based ensemble that works to integrate historically-segregated audiences through choral music to create a landscape where singers and audiences more closely reflect the racial and cultural composition of the Twin Cities. Recent solo performances include the world premiere of Reinaldo Moya’s chamber opera, Tienda, which highlights the toll of the depression-era deportations known as Mexican Repatriation on a Mexican community in Minnesota, produced by The Schubert Club.
Mendoza earned a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Arts in Voice from The University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice from The Juilliard School in New York City. His academic research centers on Western Art Songs from México, focusing specifically on music composed after the Mexican Revolution. He currently teaches at Augustana College and Kirkwood Community College, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).