A native Vermonter, Joanna studied with Dan Perantoni at Arizona State University, received a Master of Music in Tuba Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music studying with Chester Schmitz, and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Tuba Performance from the Hartt School. As Principal Tubist with the United States Coast Guard Band, Joanna performed throughout the country as a soloist and clinician after winning the position at the age of nineteen. Joanna has played for three U.S. Presidents, performed at numerous state functions for visiting dignitaries, and has appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America. In her freelance career she has performed with artists including Placido Domingo, Roberta Flack, Marilyn Horne, Arlo Guthrie, Michael Bolton, Lee Greenwood, Arturo Sandoval and Jack Nicholson. Joanna is a member of the nation’s first professional tuba euphonium quartet, Alchemy. Joanna’s solo albums, O quam mirabilis (2010) and Zigzags (2015), showcase music for tuba and euphonium with electronics, featuringJoanna’s own compositions. Joanna is Principal Tubist with the Carolina Philharmonic and Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Joanna is a Yamaha and Parker Mouthpiece Artist, and information on her Hersey Artist Model Tuba Mouthpiece from Parker Mouthpieces, as well as upcoming events and information, can be found at www.joannahersey.com.
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