Saxophonist Joe Proud earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in saxophone performance from the University of Alabama. He also studied at Central Connecticut State University and Columbus State University (Georgia).
Joe is an avid chamber musician, forming the Proud Duo with his wife in 2016. Performing transcriptions and new works for saxophone and oboe, the Proud Duo has been invited to the International Double Reed Society Annual Conference in Granada, Spain, the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, and received first prize in the first International Woodwind Duo Symposium’s Young Artist Competition.
As a teacher, Joe has had success coaching both individuals and chamber groups. Most recently he was an instructor at the Community Music School at the University of Alabama, where many of his students were placed into top chairs in Regional, All-State, and Honors Band festivals.