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Joseph Muñoz


Joseph Muñoz is a trombonist from the city of San Diego, California. He received his Bachelor’s in Performance with Teacher Certification from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2008. While at Michigan, he studied with David Jackson and Dennis Wilson. Joey has attended the Idyllwild Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has been the recipient of the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra Fellowship. He has also been the recipient of the Aspen Chamber Symphony Fellowship where he performed Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds as a featured soloist alongside other faculty members. While there, he studied with Per Brevig and Warren Deck. Joey received his Master’s degree in Performance and Doctorate of Musical arts degree from UCLA in 2011 & 2013. While at UCLA, he studied with James Miller & Patrick Sheridan and wrote a dissertation titled, “An Analysis and Performance Guide of Sound the Tucket Sonance and the Note to Mount for Trombone and Tape by Barry Anderson.” He has previously served for four seasons as the Principal Trombone of the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra based in LA and participated in their international tour of China. Joey is a freelance low brass teacher and has subbed for faculty of the High School Curry Summer Music Camp and Catalina Foothills District Elementary Band Day. He maintains a studio of private trombone students in Tucson, Arizona. Joey has been an Elementary School Band Teacher for the Amphitheater School District since 2014. He is currently teaching at four elementary schools. Besides playing in the Tucson Symphony, being a public school teacher and being a private trombone teacher, Joey plays regularly as a freelance musician. He performs with such groups as True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Tucson Pops Orchestra, Broadway in Tucson and various churches such as St. Philip’s.