Tenor John Mauldin, whose career encompasses opera, oratorio and concert performances throughout the United States as well as Canada and Hawaii, has been Praised by the Salt Lake Tribune for his“...polished technique...” and his “...appealingly light, flexible tenor...” voice.
A lover of the art of the Oratorio, Mr. Mauldin has many to his credit including Bach’s Magnificat and Johannespassion (tenor soloist, Evangelist), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mass in C, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor and Horn, Gounod’s St Cecelia Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Judas Macabeus, Mozart’s Requiem and Vespers, Rachmaninov's Vespers and Schubert’s Mass in G, among others. The most recent additions to this list include Die Geburt Christi by Austrian composer Heinrich Herzogenberg and Voices of Light composed by Richard Einhorn and performed with the showing of the silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc. The tenor has appeared as soloist with such fine orchestras and ensembles as the Honolulu Symphony, Phoenix Bach Choir, Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, and on the stages of Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.
Equally at home on the Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater stages, roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte in Abduction from the Seraglio, Scipione in Il sogno di Scipione, Camille and St. Brioche in Merry Widow, Luiz and Marco in the Gondoliers, Nanki-poo in the Mikado, Archibald in The Secret Garden, Sparky in Forever Plaid, Old Deuteronomy in CATS the Musical and, most recently was able to utilize the low notes of his unusually large range as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd.
Mr. Mauldin has also been active in many other aspects of music and opera, including a year at his Alma Mater, Utah State University as Director of Opera and the Opera Workshop. While there, registered students in the Workshop nearly doubled. The shows produced were well received by faculty and public alike. Three operas were staged that year: Seymour Barab’s A Game of Chance, Arthur Sullivan’s Cox and Box (double bill) and G&S’ Gondoliers, in which he also performed “Marco.” Back in Idaho, he served as interim chorus master for Opera Idaho and again grew the ranks and received rave reviews from audience and chorus members.
In February of 2008 Mr. Mauldin accepted a position with the World-Renowned Sun Valley Resort as their Director of Entertainment, which he held for 5 years. He was responsible for booking and producing entertainment for the many music venues at the resort including the new, state-of-the-art, Sun Valley Pavilion, a large outdoor venue that has gained national acclaim for its architectural beauty and acoustic qualities.
Favorite performances include Tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, the role of “Stage Manager” in Ned Rorem’s adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s classic play, Our Town, first performed with Opera Idaho. Of this performance, the Idaho Statesman stated “…[he] sang the role with ease — proving he’s an artist at the top of his game.”
In 2014 he joined forces with his sister Leslie Mauldin, and lifetime friend Jed Moss, in a collaborative effort that includes classical, pop, Broadway and folk including original compositions and arrangements. The collaborative group called Avenue B, released their first album in January 2016. Unfortunately, we lost Jed to cancer and the group is on hiatus. You can find more information at Avenueb-music.com.
He currently resides in Hailey, ID where he teaches K-5 general music at Hailey Elementary School and is a Vocal Specialist with the Sun Valley Music Festival Music Institute. He is also involved in many aspects of the music scene there including Musical Director for numerous productions with The Sun Valley Community School, Musical Director and Vocal Coach for numerous St. Thomas Playhouse productions and is a featured artist in the annual Field Daze Concert series.
Besides being a vocalist, John also plays the piano, the bass, the ukulele, the guitar, and bongos and periodically arranges music for various levels of performers.