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April 23, 2018

Tomasso, oboe trio produce album of classical, jazz music


Joseph Tomasso

Joseph Tomasso

Joseph Tomasso, an assistant professor of music at Northwest Missouri State University, is featured on a newly released album of music performed by 2x3 Oboe Trio.

The album, titled “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue,” is available on Apple Music and iTunes and features a mix of standard classical repertoire, jazz influences and new music by living composers.

2X3 focuses on bringing underperformed works to new audiences through recitals, master classes and educational outreach opportunities. Accomplished oboe performers Heather Baxter and Jessica Smithorn formed the trio with Tomasso in 2014.

Tomasso joined the Northwest faculty last fall and teaches courses in oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon, as well as Foundations of Music Theory and The Enjoyment of Music. Previously, he was a member of the woodwind faculty at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in Ohio. His other professional experience includes memberships in the American Chamber Winds, Florida Chamber Players and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra.

He is completing his doctorate degree in musical arts with an emphasis in oboe performance through the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He has a bachelor’s degree in music performance with an emphasis in clarinet and saxophone from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and master’s degrees in music with an emphasis in multiple woodwind performance and pedagogy from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and in music with an emphasis in oboe performance from the University of Florida.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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