John Frederick Hudson – Associate Director

John Frederick Hudson has received many accolades for his diverse, passionate, and expressive style as a composer, conductor, pianist, and organist.

Mr Hudson is pursuing a PhD in music composition at the University of Aberdeen studying with the renowned UK composer Paul Mealor as well as private tutorials with James MacMillan and James O’Donnell. His further musical involvement includes historic appointment as the Postgraduate Organ Scholar at the historic King’s College, Aberdeen, assistant conductor of the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir with Paul Mealor, music director and conductor for the University of Aberdeen Opera Society, director and conductor of Spectrum: Contemporary Music Ensemble, as well as joining the conducting faculty for the Choral Music Institute at Oxford, England with directors James Jordan and James Whitbourn.

He has studied conducting with nationally acclaimed conductors such as Helmuth Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival), Gary Graden (S:t Jacobs Kammerchor), James Jordan, Joe Miller, Charles Bruffy, and Edward Higginbottom as well as performed under major conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Daniel Baremboim, and Alan Gilbert.