Professor (UCI Chorale Ensembles)
Office: 109 Music & Media
As Director of Choral Activities at UC Irvine, Joseph Huszti has taken ensembles on twenty international tours, including prize-winning performances at the International Musical Eisteddfod (Llangollen, Wales), the Béla Bartok International Choral Competition, World Choir Games (Xiamen, China) and the Koorfest (The Hague, Holland).
Other international appearances include performances in the cathedrals of St. Paul's (London), York, Sterling, Westminster, Coventry, Canterbury, Liverpool, and Ely, as well as formal concerts in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Daegu, Mexico City, Taipei, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague, and Vienna. The Madrigal Dinners recently presented on campus received the National ACE award. The Men in Blaque and Chamber Singers have been invited to perform at international choral festivals in Spain, Mexico, and Korea.
Among other distinctions, Joseph Huszti was awarded the Ecumenical Medal by Pope Paul VI and was received at the White House by President Lyndon B. Johnson after winning the International Musical Eisteddfod with the Bakersfield College Choir, the first American choir to achieve this honor.
In demand as a guest conductor and clinician, Joseph Huszti has appeared throughout the United States and in more than twenty-four foreign countries. He is a principal contributor to In Quest of Answers, a book of interviews with thirty outstanding American choral conductors. Huszti was inducted into the Golden Key Society and was recently named Outstanding Professor in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Please visit his complete bio on the UCI Choir website.