Joshua Decker
Columbus, OH
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Joshua Decker

Joshua D.

Columbus, OH
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional trumpeter with 8 years of private lesson teaching experience. Want your trumpet playing to excel? By developing a personalized routine, you will be on your way to making it into your city's youth performance ensemble or sitting first chair in your high school's concert band.

In lessons, a great emphasis will be placed on breathing, sound concepts, reading proficiency and style training. As a student, you will learn how to stay organized and on track to making weekly progress.

About Joshua D.

Hello! My name is Joshua, a passionate music educator and professional musician from Columbus, OH. I am a section trumpet player in several central Ohio-based orchestras, and frequently play musicals in some of the most illustrious organizations in the area. Some of my past performance experience includes performing/composing in a brass funk band, a 3-week stint at a children's theme park, playing the national anthem at an NCAA event, and playing at the opening ceremony of the Arnold Fitness Competition. In addition to live performance, I have had several opportunities to record in the studio, and record as a hobby at home.

Many of my students have had successful auditions for central Ohio orchestra and jazz organizations and a few have gone on to study music or play in collegiate ensembles. In the fall of 2021, I am beginning my first year as an adjunct professor of music, teaching trumpet.

Lessons with me are an exciting opportunity to build the foundation needed to be a profound and versatile performer. Primary lesson objects involve routine building, learning to stay organized with practice templates, and recording to document personal progress. Students that are preparing auditions for state solo competitions, youth ensembles, or university auditions will get the proper attention to conquering performance anxiety and playing dynamically.

I love to teach style! A great focus that I encourage is listening to professional recordings to aid in sound development. We must use our ears!
Personally, my favorite music to play is Baroque solos and transcriptions, Romantic orchestral, and modern funk.

Let's have some fun and get started planning your musical journey!

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Experience

Adjunct Professor of Trumpet
May 2021 - Present

Ohio Wesleyan University

Section Trumpet
Jul 2010 - Present

Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Education

Master of Music in Orchestral Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Aug 2009 - May 2013

Ohio Wesleyan University

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Mu Phi Epsilon
Sep 2010
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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