Joseph Murrell, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, joined the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra as Bass Trombone in July 2015. In addition to his position in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, he has performed with the Dayton Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony and Kentucky Symphony Orchestras. He has also frequently performed with the Dayton Winds, and Derby City Brass Band. Joseph, active in the trombone community, is also a contributor to the International Trombone Association Publication, acting as a Literature Reviewer for newly composed works and method books.
As a pedagogue, Joseph has maintained a private teaching studio for almost a decade, acting as Brass Faculty at North Hardin High School, The Brown School for Performing Arts, Beechwood Independent and Randall K. Cooper High School. Many of his students have gone on to study music at the University level.
Joseph Murrell received his Masters of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with Peter Norton and Timothy Anderson. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Louisville where he studied with Dr. Brett Shuster. Joseph is currently a Doctorate of Musical Arts Candidate at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.