Joseph Caldarise

Joseph Caldarise (b. 1991) is a composer, arranger, orchestrator,
conductor, and teacher.  He began studying music at age 7 with the
piano, at age 10 he began studying the trumpet, and at age 15 he
switched to the euphonium.  He has a BM in Music Education from Ithaca
College, where he studied piano with Phiroze Mehta, euphonium with
Dave Unland and Dr. Aaron Tindall, and he also studied orchestration
with Dr. Rebecca Jemian.  At Ithaca, he arranged for the Ithaca
College Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, the IC Gamer Symphony Orchestra, the
Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, and other student groups.  His works
have been performed by Dr. Aaron Tindall and Steven Mead.  He is the
composer of the school song for Duval Charter School at Westside in
Jacksonville, Florida.  He is a strong advocate for the euphonium, and
sees arranging as a terrific way to expand the repertoire for the

He currently teaches K-4 General Music at the Excellence Girls
Elementary Academy in Brooklyn, New York.  He currently resides in New
York City.