“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl
Flutist, Composer, Teacher
Currently a Teaching Assistant and DMA candidate at the University of Colorado, flutist Joshua Hall has worked to create unique ideas on performing, teaching, and composing. Having also held a TA position at Texas Tech University where he earned a Master’s degree in Performance, he has led several undergrad flute technique classes, focusing not only on scales and exercises, but also on aspects of his own pedagogy project, Improving Technique Through Repertoire Excerpts. At Texas Tech, Joshua won the school's concerto competition and taught weekly lessons for the Lubbock Independent School District and performed with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet in outreach concerts at elementary schools and retirement homes. He also subbed with the LSO and Chamber Music Amarillo, and has been a semi-finalist in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Myrna Brown Artist Competitions. In the summer of 2016 he was a faculty member of the Santa Fe Flute Immersion, assisting with coaching sessions on solo repertoire, a mock audition, and performing in the final showcase concert.
Most recently, he has performed with the Boulder Altitude Directive (BAD new music ensemble), was a finalist and honorable mention in the Colorado Flute Association's Young Artist competition, and holds the 3rd Flute/Piccolo position with the Denver Philharmonic. Joshua also enjoys composing, and one of his works, Trio for Three Flutes, has been performed in the U.S., Japan, and Spain. His primary teachers include Beth Wasson, Nicole Riner, Lisa Garner-Santa, and Christina Jennings.