Joseph Hudson – Music Director
Prior to joining Highbridge Voices full-time, Joseph enjoyed a diverse career as an educator, administrator, conductor, singer, and collaborative pianist. He enjoyed a long tenure in Arts Education Administration; working as the Assistant Director of School Programs for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He was also, the Assistant Minister of Music at the Park Avenue Christian Church where he conducted the Park Avenue Youth Chorale. He also served as the assistant conductor and organist for the Sanctuary Choir, in which he also sang. Additionally, he administered the entire music/art department, including ticketing/front of the house, information, and contract management for a professional concert series at the church. Joseph has held teaching positions with various schools, universities, and organizations working with pre-school through college/adult students, and has enjoyed collaborating with other music teachers as an accompanist and vocal coach. Most recently he served as the Music Director for multiple shows in the middle school theater program at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn and was a vocal coach for students in the All-City High School Chorus for six years before the onset of the pandemic.
Joseph currently serves on the full-time faculty of Highbridge Voices, where he is the Music Director of the 2nd – 12th-grade choirs and teaches voice, theory, and musicianship classes. Additionally, Mr. Hudson maintains a small studio of private students with a 100% admission rate to competitive conservatory and music education programs. Joseph produced/music directed/performed in the popular “Love Notes” program for the Christ Chapel Chamber Series at the Riverside Church and has appeared in the same series annually. Recent collaborative piano work includes his Liebeslieder Waltzes on the Christ Chapel Series, his Carnegie Hall debut (Stern), and several recitals featuring the works of Robert Schumann and Hector Berlioz. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal/Choral Music Education and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Alabama.