Joshua W. Rohde is the Director of Choral Activities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He conducts all four of the university’s choral ensembles – Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Alden Voices, Festival Chorus, and the Chamber Choir.
Dr. Rohde completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University in Choral Conducting in 2017, where he taught undergraduate courses in conducting and ear training, and wrote a dissertation on living Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan. He is also the music director for the Quincy Choral Society, manages the Harvard Choruses’ New Music Initiative, and frequently performs as cellist for the Marsh Chapel Collegium Orchestra and Worcester Chorus.
Conducting performances for the 2016-2017 season include J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 6 – "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend warden", David Lang’s "The Little Match Girl Passion", James MacMillan’s "Seven Last Words from the Cross", and Felix Mendelssohn’s "Psalm 42".