Joseph Augusto Guimaraes was born in Recifé, Brazil and holds dual Brazilian and American citizenship. He started showing interest in classical music at the age of four and began studying the tuba at the age of nine. Mr. Guimaraes is presently a master’s student at the Yale School of Music. Preceding his studies at Yale, Joseph obtained his bachelor’s degree in tuba performance from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida, and before that he studied Marine Biology at Florida Atlantic University.
Joseph is currently a student of Philadelphia Orchestra tubist, Carol Jantsch. During his bachelor’s degree, he studied with Empire Brass Quintet tubist and educator Kenneth Amis. Aside from his primary teachers, Joseph studied with former Florida Atlantic University tuba Professor Sean Murray and former Florida Philharmonic tubist Jay Bertolet.