Joel Pugh is the low brass instructor at the University of North Dakota and performs in the Dakota Brass and the International Brass Quintet. In addition to teaching trombone, euphonium and tuba, he directs the North Dakota Trombone Choir and coaches the Forks Trombone Quartet and UND Tuba Ensembles.
Dr. Pugh has performed extensively throughout the United States on trombone and euphonium, playing in the solo, chamber, wind band, orchestral, and brass band settings. As a soloist, he has performed on many college campuses, and as euphonium in the Brass Band of Columbus, he has performed in many different settings and has recorded numerous solos on their CDs. He currently teaches at the International Music Camp and holds degrees from Michigan State University, Bowling Green State University and Ithaca College.
Joel Pugh is a Besson performing artist.
DMA, Michigan State University; Euphonium Performance
MM, Bowling Green State University; Trombone Performance
BM, Ithaca College; Music Education