Joseph Resendes is a sessional instructor at the School of The Arts at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he conducts the McMaster University Concert Band, and teaches courses in conducting. Previously, he worked as a Lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music. Joseph has extensive credits as an active conductor, composer, adjudicator, and clinician that has allowed him the privilege of working with many professionals and recording artists such as ‘The Tenors’ (formerly the Canadian Tenors), mutli Grammy award winning producers like Steve Thompson, International tours with the ‘Musica em Viagem’ (Azores Musical Journey) wind ensemble, conducting the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra, Northdale Concert Band, in addition to many highly acclaimed ensembles such as the University of North Texas Wind Symphony.
Joseph currently holds degrees from York University (BFA – woodwind performance and conducting, MA – Composition) and is working towards the completion of a PhD in musicology focusing in the area of wind studies. As a conductor, Joseph receives regular invitations to conduct or guest conduct orchestras, chamber ensembles, and wind ensembles locally and abroad. Joseph’s primary research interests include the dissemination of Canadian wind bands, literature, and Canadian music history. Research interests also include conducting, conducting pedagogy, and gesture as communication.