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Joseph Becker


Principal Percussion, Ruth Roby and Alfred R. Glancy III Chair

DSO member since 2012

A member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 2012, Joseph Becker previously spent a season with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, Joseph performed regularly with the Boston Philharmonic and the Callithumpian Consort. He received his bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Frank Epstein and Will Hudgins; and his master’s degree from Boston University, studying with Tim Genis.

Joseph was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center from 2008 to 2009 and has performed at the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice in Boston. He can be heard on Naxos Records and Tzadik Records performing the music of Gunther Schuller, John Zorn, and Fred Frith. He has also had the privilege of working with composers Elliott Carter and Steve Reich.