NWS Fellow Joseph Peterson demonstrates a trombone excerpt from the fourth movement of Dvorak's 8th Symphony, for New World's 2018 Side by Side auditions.
SYMPHONY NO. 8 IN G MAJOR, OP. 88 ("ENGLISH")
Recorded Date: 22-01-2018
Joseph Peterson is a first-year Trombone Fellow at the New World Symphony. Before moving to Miami Beach, he served as acting second trombone of the Charlotte Symphony for the 2015-16 winter season.
Mr. Peterson received his master’s degree from Northwestern University where he studied with Michael Mulcahy, Peter Ellefson, Randy Hawes, Doug Wright, Timothy Higgins and NWS alumnus Christopher Davis. During his time in Chicago, Mr. Peterson was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performed with the Chicago Symphony on several occasions. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Joseph Alessi.
Mr. Peterson has been a member of the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center. In addition to the Charlotte and Chicago symphonies, he has also performed with the Colorado Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra.
A native of Bothell, Washington, Mr. Peterson’s teachers include Koichiro Yamamoto, Chris Olka, Hamod EbuEid and Peter Ellefson. He has performed with the Seattle Opera, along with being a soloist with the Seattle Symphony performing Ferdinand David’s Concertino. Some of the prizes that he has won include being the winner of the International Trombone Association’s Lewis Van Haney Competition, second prize at the Minnesota Orchestra’s Steven Zellmer Competition and the bronze medal at the wind division of the Fischoff Competition with the Lincoln Chamber Brass.
Mr. Peterson has also been involved in several teaching engagements including being an Ear Training Teaching Fellow at The Juilliard School, presenting a masterclass at Illinois State University, and has been a guest instructor at the NEOJIBA Youth Orchestra in Salvador, Brazil. Some of the distinguished conductors that he has played under include Charles Dutoit, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti and Christoph von Dohnányi.