josh-geddes-220Joshua Geddes was appointed as the Music Director of the Boroondara Symphonic Band in December 2014. He completed his Masters of Music studies at the University of Melbourne, where he studied conducting under the mentorship of Professor John Hopkins OBE, OAM. He has also participated in Masterclasses in the UK and Europe with leading conducting teachers from the Sibelius Academy (Finland), Royal Academy of Music (London) and Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester).

In 2014 Joshua was selected to take part in the 12th Interaktion Conducting Workshop in Berlin where he conducted an orchestra made up of some of the best musicians in German orchestras including members of the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle.

Joshua regularly works in Europe and has conducted orchestras including the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Bulgarian State Opera Bourgas, and the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic). In Australia he has worked with the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bendigo Symphony Orchestra, Preston Symphony Orchestra, and Zelman Memorial Symphony. He has been Musical Director for the City of Glen Eira Band, Kyneton Band, the Hyde St. Youth Band and conductor of the London Consort of Winds Classical Ensemble and currently is the Musical Director of the Bendigo and District Concert Band.

In May this year, Joshua was awarded the 2016 Rosemary and John Hopkins Award for Conductors.