Piano, Trumpet, Guitar and Music Theory
Joseph is a composer and educator from the Hudson Valley in New York. He received his BA from Vassar College in Music and Philosophy. He went on to complete an MM in Concert Composition and Theory at New York University, where he also taught an undergraduate composition course. Joseph was an adjunct professor of music theory at Dutchess Community College this past year and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Practice-Based Research of microtonal composition at Goldsmiths University. In addition to composing a variety of orchestral, chamber, and solo works for the concert stage, Joseph has experience composing and performing for film, folk, rock, and big band groups. He has spent fifteen years studying the trumpet, ten years playing the guitar, and the last seven years studying piano, including a year of self-guided study at the clavichord. Joseph also worked as a substitute teacher in classrooms for five years in New York State public schools.