Joel Braun

Joel Braun
Double Bass
Assistant Principal
Joel Braun

Joel Braun has served as assistant principal bass with the Eastern Music Festival since 2016. Throughout the year he serves as associate professor of music at Ball State University and as section bass with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, and as guest principal bass with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, Braun has given recent recitals in Cincinnati, Ohio; East Lansing, Michigan; and Rochester, New York. In 2017, he was one of only 21 international participants selected to perform live at the Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition in Denton, TX. As an in-demand educator, Braun has presented recent master classes at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Michigan State University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and is a current member of the American String Teachers’ Association (ASTA) Journal Editorial Committee. Braun received a pre-college diploma, B.M., and M.M. degrees from The Juilliard School under the guidance of Eugene Levinson. He lives in Muncie, IN with his wife and son. He can be found online at joelbraunbass.com

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