- Joe has taught horn and piano to students in both private and group settings.
Joe B. recently moved to New York City to pursue a Masters In Music at the Mannes School of Music and studies under Javier Gandara of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Joe spent the last four years in Boston where he received an Undergraduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College studying under Kevin Owen and Hazel Dean Davis. As an avid new music enthusiast, Joe has performed in multiple world premieres ranging from solo works and intimate chamber music to large scale orchestral works. He has performed the music of Missy Mazzoli, Pauline Oliveros, and Eve Beglarian, among others.
Performing the music of historically underrepresented composers is an important belief that Joe holds in his performing philosophy. He has performed William Grant Still’s Fifth Symphony “Western Hemisphere,” which was endorsed by the WGM Estate, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Margaret Bonds. In 2019, he performed in the world premiere of Florence Price’s recently discovered cantata Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight.
Joe has performed with The Dubois Orchestra, Longy Conservatory Orchestra, Boston University Wind Band and Orchestra, Symphony Pro Musica, and El Sistema Side-By-Side orchestra at Longy. Across Boston and Cambridge, he has served as principal horn for numerous ensembles. Joe is a recording artist with the Rhode Island Recording Ensemble and has also recorded at Berklee College of Music as a freelance artist.
El Sistema has been a large part of Joe’s academic career at Longy where he has provided free lessons and coachings to underserved youth in Massachusetts. As a musician, Joe is committed to creating accessible musical experiences and bringing education to underserved communities.
Principal teachers include Kathy Thomas, Kathryn Mehrtens, Kevin Owen, Hazel Dean Davis, and Javier Gandara. He has also worked with Benjamin Zander, Mark Churchill, Andy Kozar, and William Lang.
Apart from playing the horn, Joe enjoys artisanal coffee, eating at new local restaurants, and traveling.
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