Joseph Marchio, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, is currently Assistant Conductor of the Cape Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Chatham Chorale. In addition, he serves as Pastor of First Congregational Church of Chatham. Joseph holds degrees from the College of Wooster, Yale University, and Boston Conservatory, where he received his Master of Music degree in conducting, studying under Dr. William Cutter.
As an organ soloist, he has performed recitals throughout the United States and Canada and is a featured performer on a CD celebrating some of the historic pipe organs throughout Cape Cod. Organ teachers include M. Wayne Eich in Charleston, Dr. Thomas Gouwens and John Russell at the College of Wooster, Dr. Martin Jean at Yale University, Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music.
In the past, Joseph taught music theory and history and directed the college chorus at Cape Cod Community College. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he presented more than 100 online lectures through Artful Journeys on topics ranging from music and architecture to the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach.