Joseph Modica is Associate Professor of Music and Assistant Dean of the School of Music at the University of Redlands, Director of Pastoral Music at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Hollywood, CA, and Artistic Director of the Inland Master Chorale. Dr. Modica holds degrees from Chapman University, California State University Long Beach, and the University of Southern California.
He is formerly the Director of Choral Activities at Mater Dei High School, and Redlands East Valley High School. His choirs consistently received superior ratings at festivals and competitions and have been heard at two CMEA Conferences. In 2016, the University of Redlands Bel Canto performed at the ACDA Western Division Conference, and in 2017 at the California All-State Music Educators Conference.
In 2014 and 2015 he conducted performances of Verdi Requiem at Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood and Christ Cathedral, and in 2013, he conducted Mozart’s Requiem in Carnegie Hall. His choirs have sung High Mass at Basilica San Marco in Venice and Basilica San Pietro in Rome, and have been fortunate enough to sing for Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.
Dr. Modica is also vocal arranger and conductor of Your Generation in Concert, he has prepared choruses for the Josh Groban “Stages” tour, Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia, and for the National Tour of “Star Wars – In Concert.” He has also written arrangements for pop and rock groups such as Cage the Elephant. In 2017, he toured the U.S. as conductor for Il Volo’s Notte Magica Tour.