My name is Joshuah Brian Campbell
And I’m a recent graduate of Harvard College, singer-songwriter, and actor originally from Cheraw, South Carolina. I believe in approaching singing holistically, and I’ve done everything from straight ahead jazz to classic soul to Mozart’s Requiem. As such, my performance practice trots the lines between genres, and it does not shy away from using music as a tool for social justice. Recently, I’ve had the chance to learn from and perform for Vijay Iyer, Yosvany Terry, Esperanza Spalding, and others.
For me, music is church and home and bodies in motion and people trying to change things with the power they’ve been given, which is my goal every time I open my mouth to sing.
Joshuah Campbell learned to love being on stage as a little boy singing in his rural South Carolina church choir. When he arrived at Harvard four years ago, he knew he would continue to sing and act, but didn’t believe it was “in the game plan of my life.”
Joshuah Campbell’s done it all — or at least that’s how his résumé reads. A singer, actor, and musician, Campbell never saw any of his performance skills as particularly viable before Harvard. But once he arrived on campus, he began taking advantage of every musical opportunity available.