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Associate Conductor, Director of Young Men's Division, Principal Voice Coach


Associate Conductor, Director of Young Men's Division, Principal Voice Coach

A Bay Area Native, Joseph Castro holds a Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance and a Master in Choral Conducting from California State University, East Bay, where he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Buddy James. He has traveled around the world performing and conducting choirs in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Israel, New York City, and throughout the state of California. Joseph's tenure in choral conducting has its roots in various choral programs throughout the East SF Bay Area. Most recently, he has served as the Director of Choral Activities at Fremont Christian School. Under Joseph's leadership, the FCS choirs traveled to NYC and participated in the premiere of Elaine Hagenberg's most recent masterwork, Illuminare at the famed Carnegie Hall. In spring 2023, FCS choirs placed 2nd at the Golden State Choral Competition during FCS's debut participatory performance. Joseph's previous positions include the Graduate Teaching Associate of Choirs at California State University East Bay, the Choir Director at COVAH College High School in Oakland, and an assistant conductor and soloist with the Corpus Christi Choir in Piedmont.

Joseph is an active soloist and clinician for Bay Area high school, collegiate, church, and community ensembles, as well as an adjunct professor of music at Urshan College and maintains a private voice studio. The husband of Cece and father of two boys, Gentry and Caius, Joseph enjoys great music of all cultures and styles, hiking, and laughing with friends over a good meal.

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