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Dr. Joseph Conte

~ Inducted 1986

Dr. Joseph Conte was a renowned music director who had a long and eventful career as a concertmaster, conductor, bandmaster, violinist, and teacher. He was concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for twenty-one years.&nbsp;Conte was the founder and conducted The Young People's Symphony of Rhode Island for sixteen years.&nbsp;He also served as Rhode Island's Musician's Union President beginning in 1971.&nbsp; He was a faculty member and music director at St. Xavier Academy for thirty-four years, and a recipient of several citations from Rhode Island Governors, legislative bodies, and organizations.


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