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Northwest Missouri State University


Joseph Tomasso

Joseph Tomasso

Email

Office

111 Fine Arts

Phone

660.562.1792
660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2017

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts; University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (ABD)
  • Master of Music; University of Florida
  • Master of Music; University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Bachelor of Music; University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Music Theory
  • The Enjoyment of Music
  • Woodwind Methods
  • Applied Oboe
  • Applied Clarinet
  • Applied Saxophone
  • Applied Bassoon

Academic Interests

  • Reedmaking
  • Woodwind Pedagogy
  • Hindustani Music
  • Japanese Classical Music (Gagaku)

Scholarly Activity

Performances

  • World Saxophone Congress
  • North American Saxophone Alliance
  • World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles

Other Professional Experiences

Prior to Northwest Missouri State, Mr. Tomasso served as a graduate teaching assistant in music education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of Cincinnati, and as a visiting lecturer of Saxophone at the University of Florida. He has performed with the Greensboro Symphony, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Space Coast Symphony, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. In addition Mr. Tomasso was the first american to win the International Padova Music Competition (2011) and the first saxophonist to win multiple categories.