Joshua Hong currently serves as Music Director of the Occasional Symphony in Baltimore 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 has made concerto appearances on piano and violin with the New West Symphony, Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, Ventura College Community Orchestra, and Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra (CVYO). He has served as concertmaster of the CVYO, assistant concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, and principal second violin of the American Youth Symphony. Joshua is a founding member of the Atlas Quartet, winners of the Peabody Institute’s Yale Gordon Chamber Fellowship and semi-finalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
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. In 2012, Joshua obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Juilliard School, where he studied under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki. He is currently furthering his studies in orchestral conducting under Larry Rachleff at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Joshua will be attending the Aspen Conducting Academy as a conducting fellow this summer.