Joy Branagan is an active orchestral horn player in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. She is currently playing Fourth Horn with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and will tour to the United Kingdom with the orchestra in August to play at the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms. From 2012-2016, Joy was acting Second Horn of the National Symphony Orchestra. She has also held permanent positions in the Vancouver Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and Albany Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her orchestral schedule, Joy has a private teaching studio and has been on the faculties of Towson University in Maryland and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Joy was a faculty member of Bar Harbor Brass in Maine for ten summers and has taught and performed at the Eastern Music Festival since 2007. In February 2018, Joy was a featured guest artist at the Southeast Horn Workshop in Athens, GA. Joy has a degree in Music Education from The University of Georgia and a Master of Music in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music.