Chaparral Musicfest 2008 Resident Conductor
Joseph D. Place, a fifth generation Arizona Native has conducted throughout the southwest for over 20 years. Place holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona in church music and has studied additionally at the University of Redlands California, specializing in trumpet performance and conducting. Place has served churches as Director of Music in Arizona, California and Texas. Place is currently employed as Director of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott, Arizona and also serves as a conductor, educator, facilitator and clinician for festivals, conferences and master classes in choral and instrumental music.