Joseph Pollard White

Joseph Pollard White grew up in New York and did his undergraduate work at the Eastman School of Music. His studies included viola with Heidi Castleman, violin with Isador Saslav, composition with Wayne Barlow, choral conducting with Robert DeCormier and orchestral conducting with David Effron and Taavo Virkhaus. He earned his Master of Music in Viola Performance at the Indiana University School of Music where he studied with Georges Janzer. After advanced training in conducting at the Monteux School in Hancock, Maine as a student of Charles Bruck, he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington where he was a student of Robert Feist. A long-time resident of Seattle, he has worked with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Seattle Chamber Players, Philharmonia Northwest and Northwest Mahler Festival and served as Music Director of the Rainier Symphony, the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra and Seattle Civic Light Opera. Currently, he is Music Director of the Thalia Symphony, the Poulsbo Orchestra and the Ravenna Strings.