Rotz is currently in her seventh year at Georgia Perimeter College in
Clarkston, GA, serving as Adjunct Professor of Music. She has also taught at
Shorter College and Gordon College. In addition to her collegiate work, she
teaches a number of incredibly talented middle and high schoolers at
Woodward Academy in Atlanta, GA.
Joy holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University
of Alabama, where she studied with Dr. Jennifer Cowgill. In 2005, she
graduated summa cum laude from Shorter College with a Bachelor of
Music degree in Vocal Performance. While there, she studied with Dr. John
Thomasson and Miss Phoebe Pomeroy. Her time at Shorter also awarded her the
opportunity to tour the cathedrals of England with the Shorter Chorale,
under the direction of Dr. Martha Shaw. Her operatic credits include Alida
in Robert Ward's Roman Fever, Papagena in Mozart's The Magic Flute,
Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème, Sister Constance in Poulenc's
Dialogues of the Carmelites, Dorabella in the Opera Ala Breve
production of scenes from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, and Amy in
Tryst and Thereafter, an opera by Dr. Linda Lister of Shorter College.
In addition to her classical training, Joy is fully certified in Somatic
Voicework© The LoVetri Method, which includes the teaching of musical
theatre, jazz, and other contemporary commercial music genres. She is an
active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, for which
she serves as state treasurer, as well as the music honor society Pi Kappa
Lambda and the music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon. She resides in western
Atlanta with her husband, Stephen, and two boys, Ethan and Caleb.