Joseph Bozich

Joseph B.

Jamaica Plain, MA

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Joseph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 10+

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I'm an award-winning conductor, composer, saxophonist, and pianist with over a decade and a half of performing experience and a teaching experience of almost ten years. My focus is on developing not just technical facility but musicianship and love for music. Whether you're working on an instrument or writing music, my intention is for you to develop the ability to express your unique identity in performance. Whatever your studies, I encourage commitment to both craft and artistry.

As a saxophonist, I was winner of the 2010 Beatrice Herrmann Young Artist Solo Competition, was twice a national finalist in the MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition, and won the University of Puget Sound's Concerto/Aria Competition. In 2012, while playing with the Puget Sound Saxophone Quartet, our group took 3rd Prize in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition and the First Prize in the Seattle Ladies' Musical Club Chamber Music Competition. Our performance on Classical King FM was syndicated by the National American Public Media's Performance Today.

As a composer, my works have been heard across the country, including my work award-winning Babel, which was performed by the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet in 2014 at Carnegie Hall. That work is soon to be released on the DSQ's debut album, Collider. Recent commissions have included works for the Departure Duo and the ensemble Latitude 49.

Called "quite musical and effective" by Classical Voice North Carolina, I bring experience as a conductor and pianist in both the symphonic and operatic repertoire. My work and studies have brought me from Seattle to Pittsburgh to Boston, to Spain to Germany and Romania. I hold a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate in Music Education from the University of Puget Sound.

Whatever your studies, you get all of my experience, distilled to what's most beneficial to you. I can't wait to get started on our musical journey together!

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Assistant Conductor
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Assisted on PFO's productions of Puccini's La Boheme and Strauss' Arabella

Assistant Conductor
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
New Philharmonia Orchestra

Assisted, covered, and performed with the New Philharmonia Orchestra in Newton, MA.

Music Director
May 2017 - Oct 2017
Parlour Opera Players

Led the productions of POP's premiers of "A Game of Werewolf" and "A Simple Sort of Affair"

Conducting Fellow/Assistant Conductor
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
Eastern Music Festival

Assisted, covered, and performed with the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra (professional) and Eastern Music Festival Young Artists' Orchestra

Assistant Conductor
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Miami Music Festival Opera

Assisted Miami Music Festival's production of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen; also led opera scenes from Verdi's Falstaff

Conducting Fellow
Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
Richmond Symphony and Chorus Masterclass

Masterclass participant with Gerard Schwarz and the Richmond Symphony

Assistant Conductor
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra

Assisted, covered, and performed with the Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra in Ann Arbor, MI.

Conducting Fellow/Assistant Conductor
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Univeristy of Michigan Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras

Guest Conductor
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
Spectrum Orchestra

Assistant Conductor
Oct 2011 - Jun 2013
Lake Union Civic Orchestra

Assisted, covered, and performed with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra in Seattle, WA.

Guest Conductor
May 2013 - May 2013
Octava Chamber Orchestra

Led the world premiere of my own "Current of Time" for orchestra.


Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Aug 2009 - May 2013
University of Puget Sound


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Apr 2018
Departure Duo
Advanced, Preliminary Round
Dec 2017
Cadaques Conducting Competition
Feb 2016
Latitude 49
Winner, Commissioning Competition
Oct 2014
Donald Sinta Quartet
National Finalist
Mar 2013
MTNA Young Artists Solo Competition
Winner, Chamber Music Division
Jun 2012
Seattle Ladies Musical Club Competition
Third Place, National Chamber Music Competition
Mar 2012
MTNA Young Artists Chamber Music Competition

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Sullivan Nov 10, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

I took a saxophone lesson with Joseph Bozich after a few years away from my instrument. Thanks to his teaching, I experienced significant improvement in a short amount of time. Joseph is a versatile teacher, and tailors his language and instruction to fit the needs of his student. My background is in classical voice, and Joseph was quick to highlight parallels between singing and playing the saxophone that informed and enhanced my playing. A phenomenal player, Joseph can convey concepts through demonstration or simply through clear and accessible language. At the end of the lesson, I left with several tools and concrete exercises I could practice to continue the improvement I had experienced with Joseph. As patient as he is capable, Joseph has the unique ability to work with players of every skill level, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to any saxophonist looking to make significant musical and technical gains in their playing.

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Danielle B. Oct 8, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

Joe is a fantastic teacher who has a solid command of the material and is able to explain concepts in a clear, easy to understand manner. He is very patient and takes time to make sure students really grasp the ideas he is presenting. Not only that, he is a very skilled performer with a lot of experience, so he brings a lot to his lessons. I would highly recommend Joe as a teacher!

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