Joshua Brodbeck is a young American concert organist who is in constant demand as a performer and hymn fest leader. At the age of nine, Mr. Brodbeck performed in his first concert in the United States. He made his international debut at age 12 playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia, Europe. Throughout his brief career, Mr. Brodbeck is known and commended for his varied programs that please audiences everywhere.
Mr. Brodbeck began his studies at Bluffton University at the age of 12 with Dr. Stephen Jacoby. After graduating high school, he studied at the Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs school of Music at Indiana University with Mr. Todd Wilson. Since graduating, he has had coaching sessions with Mr. Paul Jacobs of the Julliard School of Music and Dame Gillian Weir in the United Kingdom.
Currently, Mr. Brodbeck is the Minister of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he oversees the entire music program and concert series. He is also the Organist-in-Residence at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Director of Worship for the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Mr. Brodbeck started as the Delaware Community Chorus organ and piano accompanist for two concerts in 2015. He then joined the chorus, singing tenor, accompanying rehearsals when required, and conducting selected pieces to share the load with then Artistic Director Daniel Hursey. He has been the chorus' artistic director since the '17-'18 season.
A native of Delaware, OH, Daniel graduated from Willis High School in 1960 and went on to attend Kent State University where he would receive his BA, and the University of Bridgeport, CT for his MA. For summer enrichment, Daniel studied coral conducting and other choral/vocal techniques at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ.
Daniel taught elementary general music for 2 years in Akron, Ohio and 28 years in New Canaan, CT. Daniel studied organ for two years and played recitals in NYC, England, and various churches in Ohio and Connecticut. He was awarded a one-year sabbatical leave during the school year to study music in Geneva, Switzerland at the Institute Jaques Dalcroze. Daniel retired in 1999, then spent five years in Tuscon, AZ and finally returned home to Delaware in 2007.
Daniel retired after eight years of leading the Delaware Community Chorus on May 7, 2017.
Artistic Director Joshua Brodbeck
Accompanist Nathan Hamm
Nathan Hamm acquired the Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance from the Ohio State University in 1995. He has been in considerable demand ever since, mainly as a choir accompanist. He worked with high school choirs of Westland, Grove City, Central Crossing, Upper Arlington, Linden McKinley and Olentangy. He also accompanied the Dublin Singers from 2001 to 2007, as well as the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus since 2006. Nathan held the position as pianist for the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation for nearly twenty years. He's now the pianist for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, a position which opened several performing opportunities for him, such as a temporary chamber ensemble known as UUniverse, and several full-length piano recitals of his own.
Artistic Director Emeritus Daniel D. Hursey