Joe Dudzinski, Artistic Director
Joe Dudzinski is delighted to serve as the third Artistic Director and conductor of the Outer Cape Chorale.
Joe is a native of Erie PA where he first became church organist at age 16. He is currently Director of Music and Parish Growth at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Osterville MA, having served in ten churches during his career including St. Paul’s Nantucket where he conducted the Nantucket School of Music Community Chorus. The Musik Studio, located at St Peter’s Osterville, is his own studio where 20 students are learning voice, piano, organ, and choral singing.
Joe studied choral conducting and voice with Dr. Stan Engebretson and Dr. Laura Mann at George Mason University in Fairfax VA where he earned a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He also holds a Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Mercyhurst University in Erie PA.
Living on the Cape for 15 years, from Provincetown to Sandwich, Joe was a teaching artist at the Cape Symphony for 12 years – teaching voice, piano, group singing classes, and on the administrative staff as performance director and scholarship fund development head.
Before that, he had the privilege of working on projects with the late J. Reilly Lewis, then Conductor of the National Cathedral Choral Society and the Washington Bach Consort. Joe also spent time in Toronto Ontario and Portland ME where he founded the Harbourfront Chorus of Toronto and served briefly as artistic director and conductor of the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus.
Joe hopes to lead the Chorale and the Chamber Singers in the tradition of Jon and Allison, his predecessors, allowing the group to continue its growth as a premier performing arts community on the Lower Cape. He believes everyone can sing or learn to sing, no matter what anyone else says.
Joe lives in Centerville with his husband, Bill, and their three four legged friends. And would gladly spend all his free time gardening but not in winter!
Board of Trustees
The Outer Cape Chorale Board of Trustees greets you! We hope that the Chorale brings you joy, whether you are an audience member or one of our many singers. We strive to facilitate a smooth operation and healthy organization so that our Artistic Director, Allison Beavan, can focus on leading our musical journey.
Jeff Tagen, President
Sue Peters, Treasurer
Martha Magane, Clerk
(seated from left – Nancy Sweeney, Janice Gray; standing from left – Barbara Honda, Jeff Tagen, Martha Magane, Sue Peters; not pictured – Russell Braun, Marca Daley)
Jeff Tagen, President (Provincetown) – a Chorale member since 2014, Jeff applies his corporate project management experience to help guide the activities of the Chorale and its Board.
Sue Peters, Treasurer (Wellfleet) – Sue practiced law in Washington DC, worked for an international accounting firm in Tokyo, Japan, and ran Tax and Business Service offices for American Express in Honolulu and Minneapolis before settling on the Cape where she is a broker associate for Berkshire Hathaway Cape Shores Real Estate. Sue joined the Chorale in 2002 and has been a Chamber Singer since 2003.
Martha Magane, Clerk (Truro) – Martha has sung with the Outer Cape Chorale since its beginning in 2002, and before that sang with The Provincetown Choral Society. She is a former Library Director at the Eastham Public Library, and now serves as a Library Trustee in Truro. She is also a member of the Chamber Singers.
Russell Braun (Truro) – A member of the Chorale since 2005 and the Chamber Singers since 2006, Russ has been an ensemble singer most of his life, singing a mix spanning street corner doo-wop to choral masterpieces. He is a retired architect and focused most of his career on real estate development and construction management.
Marca Daley (Wellfleet) – Marca, who joined the Chorale in 2018 and the Chamber singers in 2021, has been active in choral and musical theater groups, here and abroad, for many years. She is a recently retired teacher/administrator, and loves being back on the Cape.
Janice Gray (Wellfleet) – a Chorale member for 12 years, Janice had a long career in classical music radio followed by 20 years in her current career in financial planning and asset management. Before joining the Outer Cape Chorale board, she served on the board for Outer Cape Health.
Barbara Honda (Eastham) – Barbara moved to the Cape full time in 2016 and joined the chorale shortly thereafter. Barbara’s background in education, having taught every age group from preschool through college level, has given her great organizational and people skills. She currently works part time at the Eastham Public Library.
Nancy Sweeney (Harwich) – Nancy has sung with OCC since 2012. She is a retired elementary school teacher of 38 years. Nancy was a member of several off Cape choruses and the Wakefield Repertory Theater. She also served on the board of directors of these organizations. She is currently co pantry manager of the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Nancy is excited to be a member of the OCC Board.