John Mason Hodges is a conductor, lecturer, composer, teacher, and writer. He has been conducting orchestras and choruses since finishing graduate studies in music at Indiana University in 1983. He has composed and arranged music for Second Presbyterian Church for 10 years, and conducted their choirs. He also lectures on the subjects of aesthetics, classical education, and music, and writes occasional articles for various publications on the arts. He held the position of Associate Professor of the Arts and Culture at Crichton College where he taught classes in worldview, history of music and visual art, and reader’s theater; directed theater productions; and was founding director of the Institute for the Arts and Cultural Apologetics. Most recently he has founded and directs the Center for Western Studies.
He lives in Memphis with Day, his wife of 25 years, and their son Mason who started his sophomore year of college in the fall of 2010.