Joshua Hong currently serves as Emeritus Conductor of the Occasional Symphony and Co-Music Director of Rice University's Campanile Orchestra. Previously, he served as Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Peabody Opera Theatre Orchestra. In the 2017-18 season, Joshua guest conducted a full subscription concert with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and made regular appearances with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. His performances have been described as “supple, buoyant… sensitively conducted” (Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun).
Joshua recently obtained a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied under Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar. At Peabody, he was also awarded a Career Development Grant and a Graduate Assistantship. He is currently furthering his studies in orchestral conducting under Larry Rachleff at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. This past summer, Joshua studied under Federico Cortese and Robert Spano as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Joshua is a founding member of the Atlas Quartet, winners of the Peabody Conservatory’s Yale Gordon Chamber Fellowship and semi-finalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Joshua also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Masao Kawasaki.