Areas of ExpertiseDirector, Roger Williams University Chorus
Bachelor's, Point Loma Nazarene University; Master’s, New England Conservatory of Music; Doctorate, University of Southern California
Dr. Joseph Amante is adjunct professor for RWU Chorus. He began directing the chorus in Fall 2018.
He is also professor of music at CCRI and as director of choral activities there, Amante conducts both the CCRI Chamber Singers and Chorus. He has been a piano accompanist for music instructors as well as a part-time keyboardist and vocal soloist at various churches throughout Rhode Island. Dr. Amante also music directs theater productions and has recently been a member of Contemporary Theater Company (Wakefield, RI). He is a violist with the South County Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Strings Orchestra at the Neighborhood Guild in Peace Dale.
Beyond Rhode Island, Amante has traveled with the CCRI choirs to Boston, for Boston Pro Musica, to New York’s Carnegie Hall, and to McGill University in Montreal. His CCRI choirs have premiered two choral works of New Spain, which Dr. Amante has transcribed.
Amante and his wife, Dr. Terry Deeney, a professor at URI, reside in South Kingstown, RI, with their son, Christian and daughter, Olivia.