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Dr. Joseph Tomasso



111 Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Bldg



Joined Northwest in 2017

Assistant Professor


  • D.MA. Oboe Performance; University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Ethnomusicology, 2019
  • M.M. Oboe Performance; University of Florida, 2013
  • M.M. Multiple Woodwind Performance; University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2008
  • B.M. Saxophone, Clarinet Performance; University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 2006

Courses Taught

  • Applied Oboe
  • Applied Bassoon
  • Applied Clarinet
  • Applied Saxophone
  • Woodwind Methods I, II
  • Instrumental Composition and Arranging
  • Enjoyment of Music

Academic Interests

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Pedagogy
  • Gender Identity

Scholarly Activity


  • 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. As an active freelancer in Cincinnati, Mr. Tomasso appeared with the Cincinnati Boys Choir, Musica Sacra, and Xavier University Choir. He has also performed with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Saint Joseph Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Tomasso was the first American to win AGIMUS (associazione musicale giovanile musica) Padua International Music Competition (2011), and the first saxophonist to win multiple categories.