Joel Braun

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Joel Braun is Associate Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin.  As an orchestral musician he has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic.  He is a former member of the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and currently serves as Assistant Principal Bass of the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gerard Schwarz.  As a soloist and chamber musician, Joel has concertized at major universities, conservatories, and music festivals throughout the United States.  As an in-demand pedagogue, he has presented master classes at such institutions as the Universidad Nacional de Música in Lima, Perú, the University of Iowa, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Michigan State University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has held faculty positions at Ball State University and The Juilliard School Pre-College Division.  His principal study was with Eugene Levinson at The Juilliard School where he earned a Pre-College Diploma, B.M., and M.M. degrees. 

Braun Class
March 5 at 1 pm
Kresge Theatre

Mr. Braun will critique the following students of the Carnegie Mellon Double Bass Studio:

Sruti Bapatla, Bachelor of Music: Prelude from Bach’s 1st Cello Suite

Brian Bera, Advanced Music Studies: Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1, exposition; Recitatives and Ode from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony; Brahms’ 1st Symphony, Movement 1, Letter E; Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, #9

Daniel Ryan, Master of Music: Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1, exposition; Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, Movement 1, exposition; Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, Movement 1, page 1; Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, #9