Baritone Justin Staebell received his Bachelors of Voice performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia and his Masters in Opera performance from Arizona State University. In competition, Justin has been a two-time recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions Four Cities District Encouragement Award. Justin has also been seen on the concert stage performing as a baritone soloist for the Duruflé Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ, Handel Messiah, Bach St. John Passion and Bach Magnificat and has been a guest artist with the Minnesota Chorale, ASU Symphony Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Oratory, Renegade Ensemble, and the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria.
Despite his concert and competition achievements, Justin finds his musical home primarily on the operatic stage, having performed roles such as the title role in Tartuffe, Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Rev. Olin Blitch (Susannah), Giorgio (I Puritani), Father (Hansel and Gretel), Dr. Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd), Pustraplk (Šarlatán), and Escamillo (Carmen). Justin is a soloist at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and a professor at Inver Hills Community College.