Teaching

Joel is on staff at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne) where he coordinates all trumpet activities, teach one-to-one trumpet lessons, coach chamber music, and conduct brass ensembles. He has also served on the faculty of the Tianjin Juilliard School (China/USA) and Brandon University (Canada).

Students have continued their studies at some of the world's leading institutions, including Yale University, The Colburn School, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Australian National Academy of Music, Rice University, Oberlin Conservatory, and CalArts. They have met with successes in major competitions (Ictus International Trumpet Competition, Jeju International Brass & Percussion Competition), participated in festivals around the world (Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chamber Music New Zealand Bach Residency), and active performers and teachers.

MCM offers a BMus with the option to specialize (performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology) or to study music more broadly, as well as postgraduate degrees. About half of the 20+ member trumpet studio are performance majors.

Brass students at MCM have the opportunity to perform with a variety of ensembles including:
  • The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs orchestral masterworks and new Australian commissions in Hamer Hall and the Melbourne Recital Centre. The orchestra has toured to Sydney and 2018.
  • The Melba and Tallis Brass Ensembles performs original works for 10-12 part brass ensemble as well as arrangements. The Melba brass Ensemble performs at various university functions, outreach concerts at area schools, and has toured to Sydney, Germany, and Denmark.
  • Brass Quintets - students performing in brass quintets have won the MCM chamber music competition, local prizes, as well as international fellowships.
  • Wind Symphony
  • Philharmonic Orchestra - a chamber orchestra for training players
  • Big Band
  • Concert Band
  • Baroque ensemble

Training on period instruments is integrated into the curriculum, with all trumpet students being required to achieve basic profieceny on baroque trumpet. Students who develop a deep interest in early music are able to take lessons on baroque trumpet and perform with the school baroque ensemble.