I'm excited to join the faculty at Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music as Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium and for the opportunity to work alongside Beth Wiese for the coming year. Beth is someone whose work I have admired for several years. It's humbling to have been... read more →
Interviews are fun, but never more so than when the person interviewing you is a dear friend, mentor, and one of the best all-around musicians — what a great way to re-join the "normal world" after leaving Navy Boot Camp. Thank you, Carol, for being such a wonderful host! Click... read more →
I'm thrilled to share that I was offered a position with the United States Navy Band after a very long day of auditions. You hear stories of other people getting the job, but never really think your turn will come, until it does. I can't celebrate this accomplishment without expressing... read more →
I’m happy to have received the silver medal at the prestigious Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba artist division competition. Competition aside, what I am most happy about are the new friendships I’ve made over these few days. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s competition - there was a... read more →
The Mouthpieces for All Initiative is incredibly proud to have donated 7 mouthpieces and a flute to 'Ghetto Classics,' an El Sistema program which services several Kenyan slums. My wife, Nicole Guimaraes spent two weeks in July of 2018 working and learning alongside the wonderful instructors and administrative staff of... read more →
To say that these past few months have been non-stop would indeed be a massive understatement. On June 15th, 2018, I married my best friend and now my wife, Nicole Kukieza. Official name change to come! The day was beautiful, having all our friends together to help us celebrate and... read more →
Congratulations to Joseph and all graduating students on their time and accomplishments at Yale University.
Joseph joins 'Backyard Brass' instrument guru Bill Korzik to write a paper on brass instrument maintenance and modifications. Projected publishing - September 2018.