Northdale Concert Band.

The Board of the Northdale Concert Band are pleased to announce the appointment of

Joseph Resendes as Music Director

JOSEPH RESENDES, BFA, MA, PhD (in progress)


Joseph Resendes was born in Toronto, Ontario and has extensive professional credits as an active conductor, composer, performer, and educator. His diversity through conducting, composing and performance has allowed Joseph the privilege of working with many music professionals and recording opportunities with artists such as “The Canadian Tenors”, working with multi Grammy award winning producer Steve Thompson, international tours with the ‘Musica em Viagem” (Azores Musical Journey) ensemble, and conducting highly acclaimed ensembles such as the University of North Texas Wind Symphony.

Joseph currently holds several degrees from York University (BFA – Classical Saxophone and woodwind performance, & conducting) (MA – Composition), and is completing his PhD in the field of Musicology/Ethnomusicology focusing on Wind Studies, conducting, and the development of community music in Canada. As a conductor, Joseph has studied with Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Dennis Fisher, Colleen Richardson, and attended many symposia featuring clinicians Mark Scatterday, Gillian MacKay, Richard Blatti, Paula Holcomb, Craig Kirchhoff, Tim Reynish, and Jack Stamp.

He has composed and arranged music for many ensembles, which has earned several premiere performances across Canada, the USA, and Europe.  With regular invitations acting as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator, Joseph has also worked as a sessional instructor at McMaster University, as a Teaching Assistant and ensemble coach at York University, and as the Music Director of the Milton Concert Band.  Joseph also holds positions as the Music Director of East York Concert Band, St. Mary’s Church Choir, VL Sax Quartet, and is the Assistant Music Director of Ecos of Portugal.


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