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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
February 28, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Joseph Castello

Contract Academic Staff;Trombone

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.2432

Office Location: A325

Academic Background
BMusEd (Hartt College, Hartford), MMus (Northwestern): Trombone, Trombone Techniques

Joseph Castello holds degrees from Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford) and Northwestern University School of Music. He was appointed principal trombonist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Canadian Chamber Ensemble in 1983 after playing eight seasons as principal trombonist with Orchestra London. He has performed with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He was trombonist with the United States Military Band at West Point for three years. He has also played at the Elora Festival, the Stratford Festival, the Westben Festival, and the Festival of the Sound. Mr. Castello has taught at the University of Western Ontario, National Music Camp, Southampton Music Festival, and the New Mexico Music Festival at Taos. He has taught trombone at Laurier since 1983.