Master’s in Music, George Mason University, Virginia. Second master’s degree from the Catholic University of America. Joe has also studied with Dr. Stan Engebretson (Stanford U.), conductor of the National Philharmonic Chorus, and Dr. Laura Mann (Eastman School); Dr. Mann has performed more than 40 opera roles in Europe and the U.S., and now tours with her recital “Operatunity.” Joseph was awarded the Melton Music Teaching Scholarship at George Mason University in 2000 in recognition of his experience as an educator on the elementary, secondary and adult levels, and his proficiency in piano, organ and voice. He has conducted choral groups for twenty years, mainly in Washington, DC. He currently lives in Hyannis. Prior to joining the Conservatory, he taught piano, voice, chorus and vocal workshops at the Nantucket School of Music. He is also active in studio teaching, performing, and choral adjudication. As bass/baritone, he has sung the role of the Count in Figaro and has twice performed a recital of Moses Hogan Spirituals.