Joseph Duchi, associate professor of trombone, is a graduate of The University of Michigan, where he earned both the BM and MM degrees. Before coming to Ohio State in 1975, Duchi held the position of assistant conductor of bands and assistant professor of low brass at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. While in Amherst he gave numerous trombone clinics, adjudicated several state contests, and participated in many concerts with Mt. Holyoke, Smith and Amherst College groups.
His performing experiences include three seasons with the Springfield, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Orchestra Brass Quintet. Duchi is also a former member of the Fifth US Army band, where he often performed as soloist and assistant conductor, and a former faculty member at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. He is currently the bass trombonist in the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, member of the Ohio Brass Quintet, and trombonist with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus.