Joseph Alvarez

Joseph A.

Hollywood, FL

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Joseph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13 to 30

Teaching since:
September 2008

Greetings! My name is Joseph and I’m based out of South Florida. I’m the tubist of the Imperial Symphony in Lakeland, FL and have performed with groups such as the Sarasota Orchestra, New World Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, and Champaign-Urbana Symphony.

I am delighted to teach people of all ages. Whether you are just starting out, preparing for all-county/state bands, solo and ensemble festivals, college auditions, or an amateur keeping up your chops, I can help give you the tools for success.

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University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, DMA Candidate in Performance & Literature
Northwestern University, MM in Music Performance & Literature
University of South Florida, BM in Music Performance

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Visiting Professor of Tuba & Euphonium
Jan 2017 - Present
University of South Florida : Tampa

I am currently the sabbatical replacement for the tuba professor at the University of South Florida. I teach group fundamentals, masterclasses, individual lessons, and the tuba-euphonium ensemble.

Oct 2016 - Present
Sarasota Orchestra

Principal Tubist
Sep 2016 - Present
Imperial Symphony : Lakeland, FL

Tuba Finalist and Substitute
Sep 2010 - Present
New World Symphony

Principal Tubist
Sep 2014 - May 2016
Sinfonia da camera : Champaign-Urbana, IL

Tuba Fellow
Jun 2011 - Aug 2013
Music Academy of the West

Tuba Fellow
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
National Repertory Orchestra


DMA Candidate in Music Performance & Literature
Aug 2012 - Present
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
MM in Music Performance & Literature
Sep 2008 - Jun 2010
Northwestern University
BM in Music Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2008
University of South Florida


Fluent / Native Proficiency


International Tuba and Euphonium Association
Jan 2008

Officially founded in 1973 as the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, the International Tuba Euphonium Association is dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments. The organization comprises performers, educators, students, and amateurs of all backgrounds. As a non-profit organization, it is supported by membership dues and donations.

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Carl Dec 4, 2016
Euphonium · In studio

I've known Joseph for many years, and I can attest that he is an extremely talented, knowledgeable, and professional musician who is sure to get your student's brass playing on the right track. He is extremely approachable and friendly, but will also not shy away from telling your student what he/she needs to hear in order to improve. While he specializes on the Tuba, I studied with him on trombone in college and would recommend him to teach any brass instrument (especially trombone- bass trombone- euphonium- tuba). This guy understands healthy brass playing and can help your student to improve on their instrument (and hopefully begin to enjoy it more in the process)!

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