> Musical Comedy, Chorale
Intro: Joe Montgomery conducts professionally.
He has conducted Opera, Musical Theatre, Choral Groups, Vocal Ensembles,
Orchestra, Band, Marching Band, Musical Revues, Church and Children's
choirs. He has a dynamic conducting style which facilitates communication
with all participants of the musical group. He maintains a quick
rehearsal pace, with a friendly style. His approach is both positive
and well-disciplined. He stresses the team concept of group musical
performance, which translates easily into any work force, musical
or not. He conducted the "World Famous" Hollywood High
School Marching Band and is credited for bringing them back to the
nationally televised Hollywood Christmas Parade after an absence
of eight years. He has conducted at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood
Bowl. Joe Montgomery is well-trained as a conductor, and has a Masters
Degree in Music.
Comedy: Joe Montgomery has conducted Musical Comedies
for many years. It is one of his favorite mediums. His goal is to
always prepare the orchestra and singers for the finest performances
they are capable of presenting. He knows how to communicate musical
thoughts and ideas not only verbally during rehearsals, but also
through his body movements while involved in a performance. He belongs
to the American Guild of Music Artists and is a very proficient
conductor, dedicated to the musicians and artists with whom he works.
He is a hardworking,
energetic, articulate, and enthusiastic.
Joe Montgomery is former Assistant Conductor of the Antelope Valley
Master Chorale, a position he held for many years. He has conducted
the Master Chorale in Performance and Rehearsal. This group is comprised
of Junior College students as well as adult community members. All
possess certain choral music skills and a strong desire to perform.
Joe is a strong leader and a cooperative team member. He enjoys
working with a group with such musical sophistication; they challenge
He has conducted at New
York's famed Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
In addition, Joe has conducted Liturgical Adult Singers, high school
students in a variety of choral groupings, as well as younger students.
He has a strong esprit de corps that is necessary when working with
high school students. He motivates his students because he makes
rehearsals enjoyable but disciplined. Church Choirs demand an equally
exacting Choral Director, but one who can also pray with his group
to encourage and inspire them. Joe Montgomery has conducted a variety
of Church Choirs in the L.A. area. He has conducted at Lancaster
Methodist Church, Palmdale Methodist Church, Burbank Baptist Church
and True Light Chinese Presbyterian Church. He has had the unique
experience of conducting a choir and congregation that was multi-lingual.
Half sang in English and the other half sang in Cantonese, all at
the same time, all on the same line and note. Joe Montgomery has
a Master's in Music and much experience as a Choral Conductor, as
well as a participant in many choral groups, as well.