Dr. Joseph Brown is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Appalachian State University, a position he has held since Fall 2020. At Appalachian State, Dr. Brown teaches applied trombone, trombone choir, trombone pedagogy/literature, and chamber music. He is an advocate for chamber music and is active in several chamber groups including the low brass trio 3Basso as well as Ohio Trombone Quartet; recent/upcoming performances of those groups include the 2021 and 2019 International Trombone Festivals, and 2019 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Brown has performed with orchestras in North Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, and West Virginia; he was also proud to be selected for the Fellow class at the 2013 Alessi Seminar. Dr. Brown began his career as a middle school instrumental music educator at W.P. Grier Middle School in Gastonia, NC. Other past positions include Ohio University, Western Illinois University, and Monmouth (IL) College. Dr. Brown holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (DMA Trombone Performance) and Appalachian State University (MM Music Education/Trombone Performance and BM Music Education), where he was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. His professional memberships include the International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, North Carolina Music Educators’ Association, as well as an honorary membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Rho Tau Chapter.