Joseph received his Bachelor‘s Degree in Viola Performance from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from Arizona State University. His teachers studied with many leading viola pedagogues including Masao Kawasaki, Heidi Castleman, Donald McInnes, and the acclaimed violist William Primrose. While at BYU-Idaho, he participated in many of the university‘s ensembles including the University Baroque Ensemble, where he played on authentic copies of period instruments. He toured northern California and eastern Canada with the BYU-Idaho Sinfonietta, the school’s top orchestra. Outside of school, Joseph played with the Idaho Falls Symphony and Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra. He also mentored students in early level music theory courses.
Joseph began his master‘s degree in spring of 2016 and will graduate in December of 2017. While at ASU, Joseph has participated with the symphony orchestra and chamber orchestra. He has performed in master classes for many distinguished violists such as Atar Arad, Mark Neumann, Phillip Ying, and Sharon Wei. In the spring of 2016, the Brentano Quartet coached his chamber ensemble. He currently plays with the East Valley Millennial Choirs and Orchestra and the Cinematic Pop Orchestra. Joseph is passionate about teaching music and learns a great deal from his students. His philosophy is geared towards understanding and accommodating to individual students’ needs.