John Bischoff is a versatile performer frequently featured in opera and choral performances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. John spent three years touring worldwide with the Grammy Award-winning men’s vocal group Chanticleer and now appears regularly with opera companies in the Bay Area and with organizations including the San Francisco Symphony and Opera Choruses, the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale and the a cappella ensemble Clerestory. As a teacher, John works with the San Francisco Opera to bring music education into schools by integrating opera into history, language and social studies classes. He also teaches singing to school-age and adult students.
A New Jersey native, John received a Master’s degree in voice at the Manhattan School of Music and graduated with honors from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies. Before devoting himself to a career in music, John taught English in Guangzhou, China, and worked as a journalist for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, producing programs for regional and national broadcast and using his voice in a different capacity - as newscaster, reporter and host.