Artistic Director - Joseph J. Buches
Joseph J. Buches was appointed the Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus in September 2004.
received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University
, West Chester PA, where he
studied voice with Dr. Raymond Friday.
At Mansfield University
, Mansfield, PA, Mr. Buches
studied voice with Kim L. Renas, Jack Wilcocks and Jolene Jeffers, and organ with Dr. Kent Hill.
has also done extensive study in the field of Music Technology through the University of the Arts at Villanova University
Mr. Buches has served as the Director of Choral Music at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA since 1998.
Mr. Buches served as Chair of the Music Department and Director of Choral Music from 1998-2014.
Mr. Buches also serves as music director at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, Philadelphia.
He has also served as adjunct vocal music faculty member at Penn State University, Delaware County Campus.
has performed as a core singer with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
, under the direction of Alan Harler, as well as featured soloist with local area choruses.
holds professional memberships with the American Choral Directors' Association, the National Association for Music Educators, and Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association
Mr. Buches serves on the board of directors for GALA Choruses.
can be contacted at director @ pgmc.org.