Portrait of Joel Pugh

Joel Pugh

  • Instructor, Low Brass, Music
    • Low Brass

Contact Info

Office Address

Hughes Fine Arts Center Room 146
3350 Campus Road Stop 7125
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7125


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