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Nov. 5, 2021

Tomasso invited to perform at Brazil music festival

By Edidiong Idong-Bassey, communication assistant

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Dr. Joseph Tomasso

Dr. Joseph Tomasso

Dr. Joseph Tomasso, an assistant professor of music at Northwest Missouri State University, will perform a solo oboe and clarinet recital during the RioWinds 2021 music festival in Rio Janeiro, Brazil.  

Tomasso will present his oboe piece Nov. 16 and clarinet recital Nov. 19 at the State Court Museum in Rio Janeiro. He will perform a preview recital, which is free and open to the public, with Dr. Jiwon Choi at noon Friday, Nov. 12, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

“I am humbled to be selected to perform at RioWinds,” Tomasso said. “Brazil is a country with one of the richest musical cultures, and it is a great honor to be one of three oboists and one of two clarinetists selected to represent the United States in this international festival. It is truly a dream come true.”

RioWinds is a part of the Musica No Museu series, which is the largest classical music series in Brazil, and among the largest in the world. Musica No Museo presents about 500 concerts each year and supports about 2,500 musicians annually.

Tomasso joined the Northwest faculty in 2017. He has a doctorate degree in oboe performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He holds a master’s degree in oboe performance from the University of Florida and master’s degree in multiple woodwind performance from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in clarinet and saxophone performance from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


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