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 →
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.
I am beyond excited to announce that I have accepted the DMA Brass Quintet Assistantship at the University of Georgia to study with, and work alongside Professor David Zerkel. These last few months have been exhausting for both myself and Nicole Kukieza, but after putting a lot of thought... read more →
As one of my final doings at Yale University, I have embarked on a recording research project to discern what recording outcomes can be derived while recording the tuba with regards to microphone types, brand, placement, surface reflection, and room acoustics. This project has been made possible by the generous... read more →
It's a privilege to join the brass staff of the Cadets for their 2018 season. I attribute much of what I have been able to accomplish in life to the life lessons I was taught as a member of the corps back in 2006, 2008, and 2010. It is my... read more →
What an exhausting weekend! NERTEC 2017 (my very first tuba conference) is officially in the books. This was a pretty eventful weekend, aside from being named the winner of the Tuba Artist Competition (which was cool), I also had the chance to attend recitals given by some of my long... read more →