JOSÉ MIGUEL SANTELICES portrait
  • Graduate Teaching Assist (TA), School Of Music

Education

  • International Baccalaureate (Bilingual), Diploma Program, UWC Costa Rica
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music, St. Lawrence University
  • Master of Music, Vocal Performance, University of South Florida

Biography

José Miguel is a promising, eclectic, young Chilean tenor. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT where he is pursuing his D.M.A. in Vocal Performance under Robert Breault and Jeffrey Price, and holds the tenor position at the Marriott Graduate Vocal Quartet.

Past credits include the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto, Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, King Kaspar in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Mr. Cratchit in Leavitt's A Christmas Carol. Besides his debut as Adolfo Pirelli in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd this Spring, the tenor is thrilled to announce his future commitments as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème (in Novafeltria, Italy), as Jack in Siegmeister’s The Mermaid in Lock No. 7, as Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca, and as Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.

In October, 2021 José Miguel made his official directorial debut with De Falla’s El retablo de Maese Pedro. More recently, he staged works by Britten, Weill, and Bernstein. His voice has been heard internationally in Chile, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Austria, Italy, Canada, and the United States.

José Miguel is a native of Santa Cruz, Chile and holds a B.A. in Music from St. Lawrence University and a M.M. in Voice Performance from the University of South Florida. He is also a proud graduate of UWC Costa Rica and board member of the Chilean UWC National Committee.