Bassoon

Contact

Office: Bixler 104
Phone: 207-859-5670
Fax: 207-859-5635
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Mailing Address

5674 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Education

Areas of Expertise

Professional Information

David Joseph, Principal Bassoon of the Maine Midcoast Symphony relocated to Maine with his family in 2003 following a 20 year hiatus from music. David began music studies on clarinet in grade school and later encouraged by his high school orchestra director changed to bassoon. During high school David studied in the Juilliard School Pre-College with Harold Goltzer of the NY Philharmonic and matriculated to the upper division graduating from the Juilliard School with a bachelor degree as an honorary scholarship student in 1981. While at Juilliard, he was a member of the prestigious young artists training orchestra, The National Orchestral Associate. David earned his Masters of Music degree from Yale University in 1985 where he was a student and graduate teaching assistant of Arthur Weisberg. Mr. Joseph has performed with many orchestras around the world including the Israel Chamber Orchestra Jerusalem Philharmonic and Israel Sinfonietta where he appeared frequently as soloist. Here in the US he has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, NJ Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia and Long Island Philharmonic. He has participated and performed at many of the America’s leading music festivals including Interlochen, Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, LA Philharmonic Institute and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and played under renowned conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Ricardo Muti and Sir Colin Davis to name a few. David currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Bowdoin College and performs extensively throughout Maine. Several years ago David start playing flute when he exhausted the bassoon repertoire. David currently serves as the Chairman/Co-Founder of DAVO Technologies, a tech start-up located in Portland.

Courses Currently Teaching 2018-2019

MU191 Q1 Lessons: Credit
MU191 Q2 Lessons: Credit