Artistic directors

The board of directors and members of MSOC are extremely proud to have Artistic Directors of such talent and accomplishment.

Joseph Hodge
Orchestra Artistic Director

Joseph Hodge

Conductor Joseph Hodge is back with his trademark energy and stage presence. Mr. Hodge is a Hartford resident and currently directs the Hartford Opera Theater and the Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra. A strong supporter of student musicians, he has just returned from guest conducting the youth orchestra at the Lutheran Summer Music festival in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Dr. Carolina Flores
Chorale Artistic Director

Dr. Carolina Flores

Dr. Flores is an accomplished musician and an award-winning Associate Professor of Music at Manchester Community College. A well-known choral conductor and accomplished pianist, she is a frequent adjudicator and clinician, bringing her vast experience and enthusiasm for music to the MSOC. She has toured Europe with multiple choirs and has led other groups including The New Haven Chorale and Celesti sondato. Previous to MCC she taught at The University of Rhode Island and The Hartt School.

Past Conductors of the MSOC