Joseph was born with an insatiable drive to play the piano. Once he was tall enough to reach the keyboard, he went at it until his parents had no choice but to procure adequate training. After a few years of public school, Joseph noticed that he would be routinely pulled out of class to provide music for rehearsals and assemblies. Who wouldn’t milk that for all it’s worth? By the time he finished elementary school, Joseph played cello in the orchestra, trumpet in the band and he sang in the choir.
In middle school, he began to notice the difference between the sound of a piano playing music and an orchestra playing the same music. This began a lifetime passion for orchestration that inspired him to get a degree in commercial arranging from the Berklee College of Music. After graduation, Joseph pursued choral studies at Westminster Choir College and harmony at Juilliard.