Iva Dee Hiatt Distinguished Assistant Director of Choral Activities/ Lecturer in Music
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Joseph Baldwin is a Massachusetts-based conductor whose primary work explores the integration of choral music, innovative programming and presentation, the conductor as servant leader, and the transformative power of community engagement.
Joseph has held appointments with Smith College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Berkshire Choral Festival, and the Grammy® Award-winning choral ensembles at the University of Michigan. He has enjoyed conducting appearances at the Five College New Music Festival (MA) and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale University. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Founding Artistic Director & Conductor of the Community Chorus of Detroit. An active guest conductor/clinician, Joseph works with ensembles in the collegiate, secondary, and sacred settings across the United States. A baritone, he has collaborated with the Yale Choral Artists; Detroit Symphony Orchestra & UMS Choral Union; and composer Clifton J. Noble, Jr. His travels have taken him to the United Kingdom, where he observed and interacted with leading conductors in the thriving choral scene on Smith College research grant. He serves the greater choral community as the national board member (MA) for the National Collegiate Choral Organization.
Joseph is the Iva Dee Hiatt Distinguished Assistant Director of Choral Activities & Lecturer in Music at Smith College, where he conducts the Smith College Chorus and teaches courses in conducting, musicianship, and studio voice. He received the master of music in conducting from the University of Michigan, where he was a student of Jerry Blackstone, and the bachelor of music from Northwestern University.