Joseph Peterson, trombone

Hailed as “brilliantly stylish” by the New York Times and for having “idiomatically executed” at the BBC Proms by the London Evening Standard, Joseph Peterson is currently a masters student at Northwestern University where his teachers include Michael Mulcahy, Randy Hawes, Doug Wright, Tim Higgins  and Chris Davis. He is a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has performed with the Chicago Symphony while being a student at Northwestern. Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School where his teacher was Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. He has been a member of the Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center. A native of Bothell, Washington, Joseph’s teachers growing up were Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, Chris Olka, Hamod Ebu-Eid and Pete Ellefson. He has performed with the Seattle Opera along with being a soloist with the Seattle Symphony performing Ferdinand David’s Concertino. Joseph has also been involved in several teaching engagements including being an Ear Training Teaching Fellow at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Mary Anthony Cox and has been a guest trombone instructor at the NEOJIBA Youth Orchestra in Salvador, Brazil. Some of the distinguished conductors that Joseph has played under include Charles Dutoit, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti and Christoph von Dohnányi.


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