Mr. Hodgson is the Director of Instrumental Music at Mainland Regional HS in Linwood, NJ where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, AP Music Theory and Freshman Seminar Technology classes. He is also the Director of the top Jazz Ensemble, TRI-M Music Honor Society and the Chamber Ensemble program. He has held the conducting post of the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble since it’s founding in 1997, is an active guest conductor, clinician and guest speaker and Head Director of an annual three week summer European music tour. Keith is the Past President of the New Jersey Music Educator's Association, a National Board Certified Teacher, a Grammy Nominated Music Educator Quarter Finalist, and the recipient of the 2014 NJ Governor's Award in the Arts for Leadership in Music.
Here is our Q&A with Keith:
What is your favorite color of bug juice?
What was your favorite performance as an instrumentalist/singer?
Any Laurel Concert!
What’s the best advice anyone has given you as an educator and/or conductor?
“Teachers… Continue to polish your lantern, so others may follow it’s light.”
Name an interesting non-music hobby/interest
What is your favorite band/orchestra/jazz/choral piece?
All Mahler symphonies.
What is your favorite instrument?
What is your favorite European country?
Thanks Keith! We can't wait to get playing with you this summer! Did we not ask your burning questions? Comment below, we'll try to get to them! Didn't register for camp yet? WELL GET ON IT!! Visit our Registration Page for more info. Check back in next week for a Q&A with our jazz band conductor, Gary Blu!