OUR CONDUCTOR - JOSEPH JUDGE
Joseph Judge grew up in Charlotte and attended South Mecklenburg High School.
received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music from Pfeiffer College
(University) at Misenheimer, NC, where he
studied voice and conducting with Dr. Richard Brewer.
Before pursuing graduate studies, he worked for the Brodt Music Company while serving as Director of Music at Amity Presbyterian Church.
Joe received a Masters of Music Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied voice and vocal pedagogy with the late Dr. Barbara Doscher.
Mr. Judge keeps very busy as both a soloist and conductor.
As a soloist, he
has appeared with The Charlotte Philharmonic, The Boulder Philharmonic, The Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and The Union Symphony.
In addition to numerous recitals of classical Art Song, he has performed baritone solos in works such as "Messiah," Requiem Masses by Faure and Brahms, the Haydn "Creation" and the "Lord Nelson Mass." As a young singer, Joe was a member of the Opera Carolina Opera Chorus for six seasons and performed roles in Opera Carolina productions of "Madame Butterfly" and "La Traviata.
Other credits include "La Boheme," "Cosi fan Tutte," "Street Scene," "Hansel and Gretel," and "The Gypsy Baron," Joe
currently lives in Charlotte with his
wife, Camille and their two sons, Benjamin and Samuel, and serves full time as Director of Music and Worship Arts Ministries at Matthews United Methodist Church
supervises a five-member music staff.
In addition to his responsibilities at the church, Joe is the Music/Artistic Director of the Charlotte Chorale and Music Director for the Charlotte Good Fellows Chorus.
A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Mr. Judge is an active Voice Teacher in the Charlotte area.