Applied Faculty, Voice
Music & Communication Building,
José Gotera began his musical training at the age of eight at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, Ontario. He attended the University of Toronto while pursuing degrees in Human Biology and Music History. He completed an MA in Early Music at Case Western Reserve University. During his studies at Case, he sang with the Early Music Singers and St. Paul’s Episcopal Choir. He has sung professionally with Toronto’s Tafelmusik and more recently with the Cleveland Orchestra Opera Chorus, Apollo’s Fire, Opera Cleveland and Quire Cleveland. He has sung solo roles with Cleveland Opera on Tour, Opera Circle, and the West Shore Chorale. In addition to teaching voice at Cleveland State University, José is also a music instructor at Hiram College where he teaches voice, directs opera/musical theater workshop and the Hiram men’s chorus. He sings with the Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers in downtown Cleveland and is also a section leader and baritone soloist for the chancel choir at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights.