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Joseph Colarusso
Instructor of Music

Phone: 512-492-3126

  • MM in Jazz Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2003
  • BM in Applied Saxophone at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1996
Why I Teach

I teach because I love music and am committed to helping students maximize their potential as musicians. I can’t imagine pursuing a more rewarding career.

I believe in teaching by example. My principal instrument is the saxophone. However, while directing the university’s jazz and mariachi ensembles, I’ve been learning and playing the trumpet along with my students. It allows me to engage in the learning process with them as we grow together in music.