Dr. Joe Stanford is faculty emeritus of Palomar College where he taught vocal and choral music and served the Music and Performing Arts Department as chairman for many years. He is a baritone who has performed oratorio, recitals and opera in the Southwestern United States. Dr. Stanford holds degrees in music from Baylor University, University of Southern California, and The University of Colorado. While at Palomar College his choral ensembles toured the Western United States, as well as Mexico, New York City, and the New Czech Republic. Dr. Stanford is the current Conductor of the Center Chorale, and the CCAE Choral Arts Coordinator.