A native of Recifé, Brazil, Joseph Augusto Guimaraes immigrated to Florida in 1998 and became a United States citizen in 2014. He started showing interest in classical music at the age of four and began studying the tuba at age nine.
Mr. Guimaraes is a third-year Doctoral of Musical Arts student at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. While in Georgia, he served as the tubist for the Bulldog Brass Society Quintet under the coaching of Phil Smith. Joseph earned his Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and his Bachelor of Music degree in tuba performance from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music. His teachers include David Zerkel, Carol Jantsch, Kenneth Amis, Jay Bertolet, and Sean Murray.
Mr. Guimaraes is currently a member of the United States Navy Concert and Ceremonial Band in Washington, D.C.
In 2019, Joseph earned the silver medal in the artist division solo competition at the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Festival. He also received the first-place prize at the 2017 NERTEC Solo Artist Competition held in Ithaca, NY.
In 2017, Mr. Guimaraes was one of thirty recipients of the highly coveted Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, receiving national recognition for his philanthropic efforts related to The Mouthpieces for All Initiative and Music Education.