Joseph Holt, Associate Conductor of The Choral Arts Society of Washington, enjoys
a wide-ranging musical career as pianist, chamber music performer, educator, conductor
and arranger. He was Director of Choral Activities at the American University
in Washington, DC, and Head of Accompanying at George Mason University in Virginia.
He currently serves as the principal pianist for The United States Army Chorus.
Joseph Holt made his Choral Arts debut conducting Misa Criolla,is artistic director
of the organization's Family Concerts, and conducted during the ensemble's England
tour at the Chester Music Festival. He is also the executive producer for the
acclaimed national radio series, Celebrating the Choral Art. During the millennium
celebrations he was one of ten conductors who prepared a chorus of 2000 voices
for a world première by Maury Yeston with the National Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Leonard Slatkin at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Unusual
highlights of his musical career include coordinating and conducting the Wolf
Trap Filene Center Orchestra for a gala performance featuring premier comedian
Victor Borge, compiling and directing the music for Prodigy, a children's play
about Mozart at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, assisting
in the development of the National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan, and producing
a series of multi piano concerts for the US Army Band at the Kennedy Center. He
holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Shenandoah Conservatory and the
Catholic University of America.
Role: Classical Artist