Joshua Billingsley

Joshua B.

Austin, TX
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Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2007

Thank you for considering me as your new trumpet instructor! I began playing professionally at age 16, and have continued to do so since. I hold a Bachelor of Music from Winthrop University where I was the Bruce Thompson Concerto Competition winner my senior year. I also earned a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on a full tuition waiver.

The most notable aspects of my professional career were performing as the lead trumpet for Royal Caribbean Cruises, and as a trumpet player in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. I visited over a dozen countries with Royal Caribbean and toured from coast to coast with the Ringling Brothers.

I've taught privately throughout my career, and had a successful private studio during my master's degree in Illinois. I'm still in touch with a few students and parents, and am happy to see the students enjoying their success on the trumpet.

I'm planning on earning a Doctorate of Music from UT Austin beginning Fall 2018, so I will be in the Austin area for a significant amount of time.

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Experience

Trumpet Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Greater Austin Music Academy

Trumpet instructor for the Greater Austin Music Academy

Musician
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

National touring musician with the 146 year-old Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus! Performed coast to coast in the nation's top concert venues for an average of 10,000 people per show. I performed with the circus up until our final performance on May 21st, 2017 in Uniondale, NY, marking an end to the American tradition.

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Trumpet Instructor
May 2015 - Aug 2016
The Music Shoppe

Teaching private lessons to students ranging in age from 8-16 in Champaign, Illinois.

Lead Trumpet
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
Royal Caribbean Cruises

Performing internationally as the lead trumpet player in the 9-piece showband. I traveled to the Caribbean and Mediterranean during my time on board.

Herald Trumpeter
Jun 2006 - Aug 2011
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Performing as a herald/fanfare trumpeter for the Myrtle Beach location of Medieval Times.

Education

Master of Music in Jazz Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Music in Music Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Winthrop University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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