Joseph Hodge

Instructor, Ensembles and Conducting
Chamber/Opera Orchestra Conductor

251, Swope Music Building


  • D.M.A., Michigan State University (ABD)
  • M.M., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford
  • B.A., University of Virginia


Joseph Hodge is currently conducting the Opera and Chamber Orchestra at West Chester University.

He also serves as the Music Director of the Wilmington Orchestra at the Music School of Delaware, and has previously served as the Music Director of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Hartford Opera Theater. Guest conducting engagements have brought him across the country to work with opera companies and orchestras alike, including the Jackson Symphony, Charlottesville Symphony, Wintergreen Chamber Orchestra, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra, Hartford All-City Youth Orchestra, Charlottesville Opera, Abilene Opera Association, Houghton Lyric Theater, and Oberlin Winter Opera. A champion of new music, Mr. Hodge has conducted many world premieres, including Rachel Peters’ Wild Beasts of the Bungalow with Oberlin Winter Opera in 2020.

Mr. Hodge holds degrees from the University of Virginia, the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, and Michigan State University. He has previously studied conducting with Kevin Noe, Edward Cumming, Christopher Zimmerman, and Kate Tamarkin.

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