Now in his tenth season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Choral Artists of Sarasota, Dr. Joseph Holt enjoys a wide-ranging career as conductor, pianist, chamber musician, arts administrator, educator, arranger, and interviewer.
Before Sarasota, he served for 20 years as principal pianist with the U.S. Army Chorus in Washington, D.C., performing for U.S. Presidents and other dignitaries. He was Associate Conductor for the Choral Arts Society of Washington for 15 years and led them in the annual Family Christmas Concerts at the Kennedy Center.
In addition, Holt is now Artistic Director of the popular Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, engaging performers for their various series. SILL's Music Mondays is proud to continue its collaboration with ASC, bringing several artists each season for full recitals on its series as well as appearances on Music Mondays.
Holt has served as a co-host in Venice and pianist for many performers on Music Mondays, but this year marks his first appearance as a bona fide guest, where we will learn more about his interesting career as well as hear him in solo performance.